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Machine readable documents 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 electronics 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 partiers 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, composition of the input and output documents, coupled with interpretation information in a common business library, programs the transaction in a way which closely parallels the way in which paper based businesses operate.

Title
Tool for building documents for commerce in trading partner networks and interface definitions based on the documents
Application Number
10/44450
Publication Number
6542912 (B2)
Application Date
January 10, 2002
Publication Date
April 1, 2003
Inventor
Murray Maloney
Pickering
US
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
Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld
US
Agent
Mark A Haynes
US
Assignee
Commerce One Operations
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/00
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