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[FYI] XML business framework
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CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 1999.
Record Control Number: 14091
The United Nations body for Trade Facilitation and Electronic
Business (UN/CEFACT) and the Organisation for the Advancement of
Structured Information Standards (OASIS), have joined forces to
initiate a worldwide project to standardise XML business
XML (Extensible Mark up Language) offers exciting new opportunities
for the exchange of business data, allowing computers to do a great
deal of processing on the spot. The combination of more efficient
processing, more accurate searching and more flexible linking is set
to revolutionise business on the Internet.
The Electronic Business XML Working Group is a joint initiative set
up to develop a technical framework that will enable XML to be
utilised in a consistent manner for the exchange of all electronic
Industry groups currently working on XML specifications are invited
to participate in the 18-month project, the results of which will be
placed on both organisations' websites.
'To be effective for global business, it is vital that XML
specifications are based on a common framework,' explained Bill
Smith, president of OASIS. 'That framework does not exist today and,
consequently, there are many - often competing - efforts underway
worldwide. This new Electronic Business XML Initiative will end the
confusion and duplication of effort that currently exists.'
Ray Walker, chairman of the UN/CEFACT Steering Group added, 'This is
good news especially for small and medium-sized companies, developing
countries and economies in transition. In the long term, this
initiative will contribute to the growth of world trade.'
The Electronic Business XML Initiative will be led by Klaus-Dieter
Naujok of the Harbinger Corporation, a senior member of the UN/CEFACT
Steering committee, and Dr Robert S. Sutor of IBM, the Chief Strategy
Officer of OASIS.
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Document Reference: OASIS press release.
Subject Index Codes: Information Processing, Information Systems
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