Just thought I'd let everyone know that a revised version of the SCMP
document has been posted as an I-D.
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A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
Title : Simple Commerce Messaging Protocol (SCMP)
Version 1 Message Specification
Author(s) : T. Arnold, J. Eaton
Filename : draft-arnold-scmp-05.txt
Pages : 12
Date : 11-Apr-00
The Simple Commerce Messaging Protocol (SCMP) is a general-purpose
electronic commerce message protocol for secure, real-time
communication of a set of data from a sending agent's application
to a receiving agent's server. Additionally the response by the
receiving agent's server to the sending agent is the reply from the
request represented by the set of data in the message's payload. The
intent of this protocol is to define a method where trading partners can
perform on-line business requests in an environment where the sending
partner is fully authenticated, and the message cannot be repudiated.
The taxonomy of the SCMP message payload is not in the scope of this
document. The SCMP protocol does not specify payload definitions or
how trading partners are expected to process the payload, beyond basic
server-level functions related to processing SCMP headers. This intent
is to permit trading partners the flexibility to implement either a
standard commerce message format as in ANSI-X12 Electronic Data
Interchange (EDI) or some other non-standard payload format. This
document does give an example implementation of a payload format
based on [XML].
The only requirement on the message payload is that it be prepared
as specified in [MIME].
In this manner, SCMP fundamentally differs from many emerging
commerce message protocols. Beyond specifying the method for
encryption, authentication and handling, these other protocols
specify the contents of the message and details how a server is to
process and respond to a given message payload.
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