Thu, 28 Dec 2000 11:57:38 -0500
> They will have to use a kind standard too. I doubt than anyone is
> using EDI which was proposed for document exchange a long time ago.
> Everbody is exchanging documents by mailing WORD files.
[Tim McCarthy] Not true at all. EDI is used by over 95% of
large corporations in the US and a significant portion of small to
medium size companies (most large European companies have EDI
initiatives too). XML is making a little headway but EDI is still by far
the most prevalent form of document exchange both in terms of number of
transactions exchanged and sheer byte size.
> Okay, that
> is far away from being a standard but nevertheless a world wide
> deployed data format. So there is still hope.
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