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Erik Wustner (Freiberg University of Technology, Germany), Peter Buxmann (TU Darmstadt, Germany) and Sven Schade (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/jitsr.2005070102
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This paper examines how open standards and open source software can serve as a basis for developing modern solutions for electronic data interchange (EDI). In recent years, various XML vocabularies for defining business documents (e.g., invoices and purchase orders) have emerged. In many cases, the involved business partners cannot agree on a jointly used standard, because their individual requirements for the standards content and syntax differ considerably. This problem can be solved by conversions between the individual formats. This paper presents a Web service called , which is capable of performing such conversions by applying XSLT stylesheets. In addition, an overview of typical conversion problems that occur in XML business documents is given.

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