6.5. External References

Regex or regular expression

Regular expressions provide a concise and flexible means for identifying strings of text of interest, such as particular characters, words, or patterns. A regular expression, or a regex, is written in a formal language that can be interpreted by a regular expression processor, a program that examines text and identifies parts that match the provided specification.

Among other sources, you can find a description and a help about Regex on the following website http://www.regular-expressions.info/.

XML

XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a set of rules for encoding documents electronically. It is defined in the XML 1.0 Specification produced by the W3C and several other open standards. XML’s design goals emphasize simplicity, generality, and usability over the Internet. It is a textual data format.

Although XML design focuses on documents, it is widely used for the representation of arbitrary data structures, for example in EDI transactions. There are a variety of programming interfaces which software developers may use to access XML data. XML has become a wide-used file format.

Among other sources, you can find a description, help and tutorial about XML language on W3Schools website at http://www.w3schools.com/xml/default.asp.

Xslt

XSL Transformations (XSLT) is a declarative XML-based language used for the transformation of XML documents into other XML documents. The original document is not changed and a new document is created based on the content of the original one.

XSLT is also used to translate XML messages between different XML schemas, or to make changes to documents within the scope of a single schema, for example by removing the parts of a message that are not needed.

Among other sources, you can find a description, help and tutorial about Xslt language on W3Schools website at https://www.w3schools.com/xml/xsl_intro.asp.

XPath

XPath, the XML Path Language, is a query language for selecting nodes from an XML document. In addition, XPath may be used to compute values (e.g., strings, numbers, or Boolean values) from the content of an XML document.

Among other sources, you can find a description, help and tutorial about XPatch language on W3Schools website at http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xpath_intro.asp.

EDIFACT

United Nations/Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce and Transport (UN/EDIFACT) is the international EDI standard developed under the United Nations.

Among other sources, you can find a description, help and tutorial about EDIFACT on the official website at http://www.unece.org/trade/untdid/welcome.html.

X12

ASC X12, chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1979, develops EDI standards for national and global markets.

Among other sources, you can find a description, help and tutorial about X12 on the official website at http://www.x12.org.

Odette

Odette is a pan-European collaboration and services platform working for the entire automotive network. They bring together supply chain professionals and technology experts to create standards, develop best practices and provide services which support logistics management, e-business communications and engineering data exchange throughout the world.

Among other sources, you can find a description, help about Odette on the official website at http://www.odette.org/html/home.htm.

AS2

AS2 is one of the most popular methods for transporting data, especially EDI data, securely and reliably over the Internet. It essentially involves two computers – a client and a server – connecting in a point-to-point manner via the web. AS2 creates an “envelope” for the EDI data, allowing it to be sent securely – using digital certificates and encryption – over the Internet.

Among other sources, you can find a description, help and tutorial about AS2 on the following website : http://www.as2basics.co.uk/index.htm.

OFTP

OFTP is now used by most major European Motor Manufacturers and their suppliers. It is also used by the chemical industry, white goods manufacturers and is currently being adopted by other sectors such as banking.

Among other sources, you can find a description, help about OFTP on the official website at http://oftp.net/US/default.htm.

FTP

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and a server on a computer network.

Among other sources, you can find a description, help about FTP on Wikipedia website at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Transfer_Protocol.