Core Components Technical Specification Step 6
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 14:14:21 -0500 From: "CRAWFORD, Mark" <MCRAWFORD@lmi.org> Subject: Core Components Technical Specification
The United Nations Core Components Technical Specification has reached a very important milestone: Step 6 of the UN's Open Development Process. This step -- Implementation verification -- is the equivalent of W3C Candidate [Recomendation] status. The core components specification is part of the larger ebXML framework. Specifically, the Core Components specification provides the basis for the ebXML payload by providing a new approach to creating reusable, semantically neutral, information building blocks. To quote from the specification:
This Core Components Technical Specification provides a way to identify, capture and maximise the re-use of business information to support and enhance information interoperability across multiple business situations. The specification focuses both on human-readable and machine-processable representations of this information.
The OASIS UBL, OAG, EAN-UCC, SWIFT, UN/CEFACT, ANSI ASC X12 and a host of other standards organizations are already using this new approach as the basis for building interoperable XML business standards. The Department of the Navy has included aspects of this specification in its XML Developers Guide, and it is referenced in the Federal XML Developers Guide as well. I would encourage each of you to take a look at the specification and determine how you can best leverage its solution.
A copy of the new version 'UN/CEFACT - ebXML Core Component Technical Specification, Version 1.90' is available via the TMG Files Sharing Site at http://homepage.mac.com/knaujok/TMG_Files. Select the following Folder "General" -> "ForReview" to get to the document labeled "CCTS_V_1pt90.zip"
On a related tack, I was fortunate to be invited to talk about UBL as a plenary speaker at last weeks XML 2002 conference. During my speach I talked about how UBL was using the CCTS to create its schemas. My presentation should be available on the website soon, however in the interim if you would like to see a copy, send me an email and I will be happy to forward.
Mark Crawford Research Fellow - LMI XML Lead W3C Advisory Committee, OASIS, RosettaNet Representative Vice Chair - OASIS UBL TC Chair - UN/CEFACT XML Syntax Working Group Editor - UN/CEFACT Core Components Logistics Management Institute 2000 Corporate Ridge, McLean, VA 22102-7805 (703) 917-7177 Fax (703) 917-7518 Wireless (703) 655-4810 email@example.com http://www.lmi.org "Opportunity is what you make of it"
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See details in the news item of 2002-12-19 "UN/CEFACT ebXML Core Components Technical Specification Approved for Implementation Verification."