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At this level, the messaging, discovery, and trading partner agreements are standardized and can be automated.

Lowest level: email ad-hoc XML, conducting all other aspects manually using email or phone calls

  • This would usually be a one-sided relationship
  • But it allows the smallest businesses to participate
  • And very large players can engage at this level when it suits them
  • Repository supplies messaging specification and commonly used industry tag sets
  • This first specification of this layer will be available from ebXML at the end of this week in Vienna
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