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Concluded WG Electronic Data Interchange (edi)

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WG Name Electronic Data Interchange
Acronym edi
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-edi-01 Approved
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Personnel Chair Dave Crocker
Tech Advisor Dr. John C. Klensin
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Final Charter for Working Group

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a set of protocols for conducting
highly structured inter-organization exchanges, such as for making
purchases. The working group will produce specifications for the use
of EDI standards over the Internet, with an initial focus on the
transport of EDI via Internet e-mail. The EDI community is large,
diverse and well-established. This working group effort is explicitly
NOT intending to specify or modify any of the details of EDI protocols
themselves. Instead, it will focus on the requirements for proper
carriage of EDI over the Internet, attending only to issues of
encapsulation, addressing, security and the like.

Initial efforts by the working group will focus on two deliverables:
specification for the carriage of various EDI content via MIME-based
e-mail, and a discussion document, considering issues in the use of
EDI over the Internet. The usage document will cover such issues as
addressing and security.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Oct 1994 Submit the finalized usage document for publication as an RFC.
Aug 1994 Submit first the draft of the usage document as an Internet-Draft.
Jul 1994 Complete outline for usage document and include it in the minutes from the Toronto IETF.

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Submit ``specification for carriage...'' document (EDI transport) to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Done Submit specification for carriage of various EDI ``interchange'' transactions via MIME-based e-mail as an Internet-Draft.