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Subject: RE: [tax] Groups - stfandciq.doc uploaded


I had a look at the comments made in this document.
The reason why we had a free format part in a fixed
format/structure such as "PersonName" is because there
"could" potentially be some elements in the person name
that cannot be put under an element tag in xNL which we
might not be aware of. In such a  case, users can use the
free tag and assign a type to it.

Note that CIQ standards are flexible because of its positioning
as application independent standard. Some might use name and address
for a simple registration system (eg. address line 1, address line 2, etc)
Some might use it for complex applications such as name and address
matching and validation. This requires breaking down name and address
into atomic elements. Moreover, an organisation might use name and address
data for various purposes (accounts, billing, marketing, validation, etc)
and ideally would prefer to have a single name and address standard in
organisation that they can use to support various applications. This is
also another reason why CIQ standards have been designed to be flexible.
Therefore, my personal suggestion is not to consider restricting xNL from
the perspective of Tax related data only.

What about xAL? Have you considered it?


Ram Kumar

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