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AXDC – Blair McKay, EDI to XML

Using XML to take the headaches out of EDI processing!

EDI was an early alternative to fax and email. Standards-based. VAN’s (Value Added Networks).

Text format, but not friendly to text editors. Could be one line with hundreds of thousands of characters.

Why move to XML? Data is already hierarchical, easier, and once it in XML you can go anywhere with it. Trade complex single-use tools for generic tools.