11649Re: [rest-discuss] Re: Gartner note on WOA (Web-Oriented Architecture) just published
- Dec 1, 2008Reality check re the REA model: I was one of the people who tried to
define that as a standard format at least for B2B interactions.
I worked on this issue with ebXML, UN/CEFACT and ISO. To some extent,
REA is incorporated in the "standards" of each of those organizations.
Explicitly so for ISO:
ebXML and UN/CEFACT also tried to "standardize" an application
protocol for exchanging business messages using a somewhat-REA-based
The reason I put quotes around "standardize" is that all three of
those groups claimed to provide "standards", all three coming from the
same background sources (EDI and REA), and all three are slightly
Likewise OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL)
spun off from ebXML, and claims to provide yet another "standard" B2B
vocabulary, derived mostly from X12 and EDIFACT EDI without any REA
And then there's OAG http://www.openapplications.org/ which also
claims to provide "standard" business document formats.
And some large supply chain heads use their own proprietary vocabularies.
And the old EDI formats - ANSII X12 and UN EDIFACT - are probably
still used more than any of the above.
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