Schmitz, V.; Leukel, J.; Hepp, M.:

A Modelling Approach for E-Business Standards based on XML Schema Annotations.

In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2007 (ICWI 2007)
Vila Real, Portugal (2007)
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Informatik; Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Since the advent of XML as a meta language for data exchange on the Internet, numerous e-business standards for
various applications and business domains have been developed. The problem is that such e-business standards can get
very complex with regard to the size of respective formal specifications as well as supplementing documentations. The
latter provide important information required for understanding and eventually correctly adopting such as standard. We
address this problem from a document engineering perspective which provides means for specifying, designing, and
implementing electronic documents. In particular, we employ the technique of XML schema annotations which allow for
closely integrating both the formal specification and its supplementing documentation. We show the usefulness of our
proposal by reporting on experiences made in an e-business standardization project.