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[REBOL] Re: business object definitions/where to start

From: jseq::mediaone::net at: 5-Oct-2001 10:20

A good place to start for the business object definitions would be vCard/vCal. These are standards for contact and calendar information. They're not super well known, but I believe most PIMs can read/write them (Outlook definitely can). They have a plain text representation as well as an XML representation. Also, for more generic business objects, the two initiatives with the most traction are RosettaNet and ebXML. I'm not sure of the relative merits, but their specs might prove useful as starting points. If you piggyback your efforts on prior art, converting XML representations into native REBOL, you'll bootstrap it a lot faster and retain some sense of inter-system compatibility. An emerging initiative, that takes the approach I'm recommending is the Universal Business Lanugage Very new (just announced), but pretty close in aims to what I think you're trying to accomplish. John
> To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > > Subject: [REBOL] Re: IOS data > > > Building a collection of these objects would be an excellent idea. This > > would give a common base to store this information along the > lines of IBMs > > SanFransico business objects (although hopefully less complicated). > > Hi, I hope so ;-). We should make it KISS and Rebol abillity to > extend objects, > using the XML approach: if you don't understand it just ignore it > etc. With this > we should get a simple loose coupled collection of objects. > > > I have to admit, I wouldn't know where to start in designing all this :) > > Hmm... I would like to use an application like the knowledge base > contained in > /Link. Where everyone can comment on objects, data fields, functions etc. > > For each object, there should exist an object-owner, who manages > and coordinates > the information. From time to time there should be a feature freeeze and a > stable object definition should be released. IMO a how-to style > document per > object, which describs the object etc. might be helpful. Robert >
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