Automated Interactions between Buyers and Sellers
Today’s web sites are publishing information for people.
Tomorrow’s web sites need to publish information for computers--
- Buyers and sellers need to exchange requests for quotes, price lists, Pos, invoices, shipping notices, and other documents. Need to be able to automate this interaction.
- EC applications need to extract information from web resources such as comparison shopping and tracking services -- can not be handled by HTML
- XML as a replacement for HTML - makes it possible for information to be available to machines. Will make it possible for sites to publish documents that computer can understand