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ECML v1: Field Names for E-Commerce (RFC2706)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003300D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 15 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Eastlake: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

1.1 Background

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Network Working Goup D. Eastlake

Request for Comments: 2706 IBM

Category: Informational T. Goldstein

Brodia

October 1999

ECML v1: Field Names for E-Commerce

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

IESG Note

This document is the output of a vendor consortium, and is not the

output of an IETF Working Group. Implementors of this specification

are warned that this data model is heavily biased toward conventions

used in the United States, and the English language. As such it is

unlikely to be suitable for international or multilingual use in the

global Internet.

Abstract

Customers are frequently required to enter substantial amounts of

information at an Internet merchant site in order to complete a

purchase or other transaction, especially the first time they go

there. A standard set of information fields is defined as the first

version of an Electronic Commerce Modeling Language (ECML) so that

this task can be more easily automated, for example by wallet

software that could fill in fields. Even for the manual data entry

case, customers will be less confused by varying merchant sites if a

substantial number adopt these standard fields.

Acknowledgements

The following persons, in alphabetic order, contributed substantially

to the material herein:

George Burne, Trintech

Joe Coco, Microsoft

Kevin Weller, Visa

Table of Contents

1. Introduction................................................2

1.1 Background.................................................2

1.2 Relationship to Other Standards............................3

1.3 Areas Deferred to Future Versions..........................4

2. Using The Fields............................................4

2.1 Presentation of the Fields.................................4

2.2 Methods and Flow of Setting the Fields.....................5

2.3 HTML Example...............................................6

3. Field Definitions...........................................7

4. End Notes...................................................9

5. Security Considerations....................................10

References....................................................11

Authors' Addresses............................................12

Full Copyright Statement......................................13

1. Introduction

1.1 Background

Today, numerous merchants are successfully conducting business on the

Internet using HTML-based forms. The data formats used in these forms

vari...