Common EDI Vocabulary

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W3C
The usual abbreviation for the World Wide Web Consortium.
Web Services
A standard means of interoperating between different software applications, running on a variety of platforms and/or frameworks, over the Internet.
Web Services Interoperability
An open industry organization chartered to promote Web Services interoperability across platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. The organization works across the industry and standards organizations to respond to customer needs by providing guidance, best practices, and resources for developing Web Services solutions.
Web-EDI
A generic term for the transmitting of structured business messages over the internet. This may include solutions such as a log on to a portal and inputting commercial transactional information into a form on a website using an internet browser. This method requires an element of manual intervention.
WINS
Warehouse Information Network Standards. A set of EDI standards for warehousing and distribution. WINS is a subset of the ANSI X12 national standard.
World Wide Web Consortium
the body that defines standards (such as HTTP) for the internet.
WSDL
Web Services description language.
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