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A market making node in a network routes machine readable documents to connect businesses with customers, suppliers and trading partners. The self defining electronic documents, such as XML based documents, can be easily understood amongst the partners. Definitions of these electronic business documents, called business interface definitions, are posted on the Internet, or otherwise communicated to members of the network. The business interface definitions tell potential trading partners the services the company offers and the documents to use when communicating with such services. Thus, a typical business interface definition allows a customer to place an order by submitting a purchase order or a supplier checks availability by downloading an inventory status report. Also, the registration at a market maker node of a specification of the input and output documents, coupled with interpretation information in a common business library, enables participants in a trading partner network to execute the transaction in a way which closely parallels the way in which paper based businesses operate.

Title
Market makers using documents for commerce in trading partner networks
Application Number
9/173854
Publication Number
6125391
Application Date
October 16, 1998
Publication Date
September 26, 2000
Inventor
Murray Maloney
Pickering
CA
Robert John Glushko
San Francisco
CA, US
Matthew Daniel Fuchs
Los Gatos
CA, US
Terry Allen
Sebastopol
CA, US
Bart Alan Meltzer
Aptos
CA, US
Agent
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Assignee
Commerce One
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/44
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