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Subject: Re: [regrep] Core Components - Revisited

Thanks Farrukh. I like all of your thoughts below - they provide good
support for the concept of creating an XML serialization for Core


Farrukh Najmi wrote:
> Chiusano Joseph wrote:
> >Thanks Farrukh. Would you be willing to elaborate on one point:
> >
> ><Quote>
> >Experience with many pilots suggests that the best approach is to have
> >an XML format for CCTS content with ebRIM format for CCTS metdata. So I
> >would reccomend both XML serialization format (outside of binding) and
> >binding to ebRIM metadata.
> ></Quote>
> >
> >
> I should have said that above quote applies to pilots where there
> already was an existing XML format. In cases where there was no existing
> format, we have seen both flavors: a) Binding to RIM only and b) XML
> Schema + RIM binding
> Experience with several pilots suggest that an XML format is needed
> under the following situations:
> -There is a unique and specific Business Information Model which defines
> unique and specific Business Objects (e.g. HL 7 Conformance Profile,
> Patient Medical Record, Purchase Order, RosettaNet PIP, OAG BOD)
> -The Business Object is more content than metadata in the role that it plays
> -The Business Object is fairly complex
> -XML documents representing the Business Object need to be exposed
> We have also found that it is generally good practice to keep a good
> separation between content and metadata. ebXML Registry manages both
> well when it comes to LifeCycleMangement. However, ebRIM is all about
> Metadata and not content.
> It should be kept in mind that some aspects of the content may be mapped
> to metadata in the RIM binding.
> While it is possible to map all the content into metadata,  it is more
> effective use of ebXML Registry to:
> -Define a CCTS Business Information Model (CCTS BIM) in UML
> -Define a mapping of  CCTS BIM to XML Schema
> -Define a mapping of CCTS BIM to ebRIM. Such a mapping clearly
> identifies the binding of CCTS BIM to ebRIM metadata and should include
>  a  Catalog Definition File (XSLT Style Sheet). Such a mapping also
> defined BIM specific custom queries that address many anticipated query
> use cases.
> The benefit of above approach is that a Core Component in XML form is in
> its BIM form and not as a generic ebRIM form. This would allow people to
> grasp it better. Meanwhile when a CC is submitted to the registry it
> automatically gets cataloged with generated ebRIM metadata and is
> immediately discoverable using content based queries.
> --
> Regards,
> Farrukh
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