I think we are seeing the same thing here - much
more real world - centric.
I'm not sure the word "Architecture" in the title
sends the right message.
People are overdosed on all that - theory side -
stuff - what we need is
healthy pragmatism and showing what can be built
Something like "ebXML Solution Configuration" would
be my preference.
perhaps - "Solution et XML avec ebXML (SEXAE) - sorry,
I have no idea what came over me then!?! Too
much architecture is
clearly not good for you...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2003 9:16
Subject: Re: [regrep] ebXML Registry and
Content Management (was Re: [regrep] Meeting agenda and reminder for ebXML
Registry telecon December 18th, 2003)
I think an ebXML Architecture could be useful if
its goal is to define best practices, deployment patterns and general guidance
for technical committees. It would be quite helpful if an architecture group
could maintain the high level view of our ecosystem, so that interoperability
between specifications remains a key goal. United we stand, divided we fall,
On Dec 19, 2003, at 9:58 PM, David RR Webber
You raise some interesting points - and I agree
that the old ebXML
architecture document did its job for 1.0 - but I'm
not sure that
we necessarily need a new ebXML Architecture specification
Instead - I'm more interested in focusing on best-practices
solution configurations - as we just saw with the CDC pilot
And here in lies the rub - can anyone person/team create
Architecture?" Instead - ebXML has advanced to
where it can be
used in multiple roles and deployments - and outgrown the
(design time only) thinking - to become a fully fledged
set of technology
components - where the key thing is the proven
That's why I'm see at this point
- its much more useful for people to know
how to use a suite of OASIS
specifications together - like CDC, like
and many more real
implementations today are proving.
Perhaps the IIC or the TAB are
other possible venues - where such a
sub-team can be initiated - to
manage and Q&A such solution sets - and
then publish them as case
I think that would be much more productive at this stage -
and implementers of ebXML based solutions.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Duane Nickull"
To: "Breininger, Kathryn R"
Cc: "Farrukh Najmi"
<email@example.com>; "ebXML Regrep (ebXML
Sent: Friday, December
19, 2003 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: [regrep] ebXML Registry and Content
Management (was Re:
[regrep] Meeting agenda and reminder for ebXML
Registry telecon December
To add to Kathryn's email, I must also express the
viewpoint from ebXML.
The ebXML Technical
Architecture team had a responsibility to map the
user requirements to
an architecture that could be implemented using
several components. The
Service Oriented architecture uses the ebXML
Registry as one of its'
components to facilitate a set of functional
requirements described in
normative sections of the ebXML TA v 1.04.
ebXML Registry currently
meets all of those functional requirements
plus has started adding in
functionality that is needed, yet was never
specified within the TA
1.04. This is a byproduct of two items:
1. The ebXML Technical
Architecture v 1.0 is out of date and needs to be
revised and be
reconciled with advances made by all ebXML groups and
also needs to
include certain web service standards (WSDL and SOAP as
optionally UDDI - the latter being a point for discussion).
Advances in implementors requirements that are not part of the
Requirements document v 1.06. As time changes, so do the
of users. The ebXMl Requirements document could be updated
To rectify this, I am proposing a new ebXML Technical
be established and a new revision of the architecture
be written. I
would also like to suggest that a revision to the ebXML
document be done to update that documents.
also like to see the following for ebXML as a whole:
meetings between all ebXML and relevant WS branded TC's
control over versioning of the specifications and
architecture/versioning scheme that can be implemented. (I am
that if everyone aims at making version 3.0 the gold / real
copy, we can
achieve this based on lessons learned).
of Web services standards formally within ebXML (Registry
WSDL and SOAP, ebXML MS has SOAP but we can also use UDDI
facilitate dynamic discovery of other web service within
4. Implementation profiles and an
implementation guide published
(perhaps by IIC?).
5. Inclusion of
UBL as a start payload format for ebXML. One thing that
implementors found annoying was the lack of a specific payload.
we cannot constrain ebXMl to use only UBL, it may be good to have
a starting point.
6. Someone to set up and maintain a production
registry as a Registry
Zero, to start the federation.
(The latter one I personally added since I am already asking for
and I figured it was best to ask for everything in one
I'm sure this will invoke some other opinions. I wouldn't mind
this thread to the ebXML Dev list under the title "ebXML
Breininger, Kathryn R wrote:
I would like to insert a brief clarification here. In a
couple of the
recent e-mails in this string there have been
references to ebXML
Registry specs as Content Management Standards.
As I stated in our
telecon yesterday, I believe our intention (ebXML
Registry TC) is that
the ebXML Registry specs and standards support
and enable content
management, not that the ebXML Registry specs
become the definitive
Content Management System standards. Generally
speaking, a Content
Management System includes authoring,
versioning, etc. An ebXML Registry has
broader application in its
enabling of ebusiness, federation
features, classification support,
interoperation with other OASIS and
ebXML standards, and additional
services, most of which can
compliment a CMS.
We need to bear in mind our
functionality we add affects our interoperability as well as
requirements for core components, BP, CPPA, etc. There are areas
overlap it is true: an ebXML Registry manages metadata about
registered objects, and a CMS manages metadata as well. However,
ebXML Registry has a larger and slightly different scope and as
can support and enable content management, but is not a
developed specifically for
Sent: Thursday, December 18,
2003 12:34 PM
To: Collins, Jeff
Cc: ebXML Regrep (ebXML
Subject: [regrep] ebXML Registry and Content Management (was
[regrep] Meeting agenda and reminder for ebXML Registry telecon
Collins, Jeff wrote:
Ok, so i guess i'll follow up with a few more
questions:I assume by "support" you mean
implementors of the ebXML registry (as
- What industry vendors have agreed to support this
spec so far?
opposed to users of ebXML
Until recently I used to say that ebXML Registry spec is
weak on vendor
adoption and strong on end-user adoption.
changed last month when Adobe acquired Yellow Dragon Software
leverage their ebXML Registry within their eForms products. Peter,
and Matt represent Adobe on our TC and can give more
Sun has an implementation in open source (see my
In addition there are several other implementations
listed on our
there are those that we keep discovering. At XML 2003 I
Australian company MSI ( http://www.msi.com.au ) had an
But where we are doing even
better is in actual end-user adoption and
deployment. Again see the
first link in my signature for a small
- Has there been any consideration of Portal Server
you know Portals and CM have a close relationship with portals
cases with the CM API?
the front end and ECM systems being the
Naturally, I see a close relationship between WSRP as a
and ebXML Registry as CM standard.
that, we have recently formed a liaison with WSRP TC where
Chiusano and I work in the Publish/Bind/Discover SC under Alan
of Vignette. Based on initial discussion we feel that ebXMl
brings a strong value to WSRP and portals.
- What would a CM vendor use ebXML for today if it doesn't
versioning as defined by the CM products on the market
today? Would it
be read only?ebXML Registry
supports tracking of versions today. It allows for
specific extensions to support the missing check
functions. Until we support full versioning this aspect
would not be interoperable. Some interop is better than none in
- How does ebXML interoperate with
WebDAV?ebXML Registry defines an abstract
API in UML and then defines normative
bindings to SOAP, HTML and
ebXML Messaging. a binding to WebDav has not
been defined yet. If we
see a demand for it we could consider it.
Overall, are there plans for reference ECM
applications?The reference application is
the one that was defined in the ebXML
Architecture as an eBusiness
artifacts registry for CPP/A, BPSS and CC.
application is Web Service publish/discovery. These
deployed at Sun and other places. I would love to see a
publish/bind/discover use case as a reference application.
killer application for ebXML Registry in my opinion is
Plans for application support or integration from Portal
Vendors orThe freebXML Registry project under
freebxml.org is where a grassroots
Apache in something like
group of vendor and user companies
are working together on ebXML
How would a vendor achieve benefit from committing
resources to thisLike
any other standards work, a vendor should only get involved if
feel the standard is important to their future. By getting
make sure that their customer/product needs are met
within the standard
and that they are not stuck with a lot of baggage
that they do not wish
to implement in their
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