Thu, 28 Dec 2000 14:20:26 -0500
EDI is large around North America with most large companies using the
format to exchange data. The data exchanged tends to be (in my experience)
transaction record based data, such as an items information, with multiple
records for multiple items. Where I worked with EDI, we received test
results for a piece from an outside lab via EDI. Each transmission would
contain hundreds of pieces, with dozens of transaction lines per piece.
EDI tended to be sent over costly permanent connections (direct lines,
etc) and is currently moving to the internet for a number of companies. I
can see XML replacing EDI at some point, but I think EDI will still be
around for some time as it is easier (and less costly) to route the current
EDI transmissions via the internet, then it is to rebuild everything in XML.
Solution Consultants Inc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Werner Koch" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Andreas Siegert" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: Sphinx
> On Thu, 28 Dec 2000, Andreas Siegert wrote:
> > centered. If you your key contacts for e-mail are in the German
> > there is probably no way around it, but for the rest, I really don't
> 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. 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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