MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cameron Consulting, a market analysis and consulting firm specializing in the researching of critical computer technology areas, today endorsed XMLSolutions' XEDI (zee-dee) approach to the XML representation of EDI (electronic data interchange) documents.
``XEDI leverages information inherent in EDI itself, providing a base on which to build more complex applications in the future while providing full EDI support today. Further, XEDI can take EDI and map it to the format of any of the other standards currently under development today, such as RosettaNet or cXML,'' stated Debra Cameron, President, Cameron Consulting. ``While alternative approaches to XML/EDI struggle to support the hundreds of transactions available in X12 and EDIFACT, writing DTDs for each transaction, XEDI is designed to support the entire X12 dictionary and the entire EDIFACT dictionary with a single 30-line DTD.''
Cameron continued, ``XEDI is hard in only one sense. When much time and energy has been devoted to solving a complex problem in a complex way, it is difficult to put that investment aside long enough to weigh new ideas. Everyone involved in XML e-commerce standards development today should take the time to fully consider XEDI. It is a truly elegant solution to the XML-EDI problem.''
``We continue to see an outpouring of support for the XEDI approach as it solves one of the leading problems of integrating legacy systems with e-commerce and the Internet,'' stated Kevin Kail, CEO, XMLSolutions.
Information on the XEDI approach to XML representation of EDI is available to the general public at http://www.xedi.org and is an open source, open definition project.
About Cameron Consulting
Cameron Consulting is an independently owned consulting and market analysis firm specializing in researching critical areas of computer technology and applying that information and its implications to the needs of the business community. Since 1987, Cameron Consulting has produced timely reports about the computer industry as well as articles, documentation, brochures, and technical books. The goal of Cameron Consulting is to provide businesses with quality, unbiased information on which to base strategies about emerging technologies.
For more information contact Cameron Consulting, 18916 Blue Heron Lane, Gaithersburg, MD. Phone: 240-632-0785. Email: email@example.com; Web: http://www.camconsulting.com.
About XMLSolutions Corporation
XMLSolutions enables customers to painlessly and profitably expand their existing EDI implementation to non-EDI trading partners through EDI-XML translation.
Leveraging products and consulting services, XMLSolutions also allows
* Manage XML application development and deployment through DTD/Schema management and programming utilities. * Rapidly implement XML Application Integration (XAI) initiatives through custom application development using leading-edge products. * Enable legacy systems and data to participate in the e-commerce revolution.
XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia, with offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Bangalore, India and The Hague. For more information, contact XMLSolutions Corp., 7929 Westpark Drive, Suite 100, McLean, VA 22102. Phone: 703-506-1111; Fax: 703-556-9602. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: http://www.xmls.com.