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ECML v1.1: Field Specifications for E-Commerce (RFC3106)

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Original Publication Date: 2001-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-21
Document File: 21 page(s) / 41K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Eastlake: AUTHOR [+2]

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. In addition, some fields are defined for merchant to consumer communication.

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Network Working Group D. Eastlake Request for Comments: 3106 Motorola Obsoletes: 2706 T. Goldstein Category: Informational Brodia

April 2001

ECML v1.1: Field Specifications 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 (2001). All Rights Reserved.

IESG Note:

This document specifies version 1.1 of ECML and obsoletes RFC 2706 which specifies version 1.0 of ECML. Both version 1.0 and 1.1 of ECML are products of the ECML alliance which is described in section 1.1 of this document. The reader should note that version 2.0 of ECML is under development (as of the publication of this RFC) in the IETF in the TRADE Working Group.

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. In addition, some fields are defined for merchant to consumer communication.

Eastlake Goldstein Informational [Page 1]

RFC 3106 ECom Field Names April 2001

Acknowledgements

The following persons, in alphabetic order, contributed substantially to the material herein:

George Burne Joe Coco Jon Parsons James Salsman David Shepherd Kevin Weller

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.................................................. 2 1.1 The ECML Alliance............................................ 3 1.2 Relationship to Other Standards.............................. 4 1.3 Areas Deferred to Future Versions............................ 4 2. Field Definitions and DTD..................................... 4 2.1 Field List and Descriptions.................................. 4 2.1.1 Field List................................................. 5 2.1.2 Field Foot Notes........................................... 7 2.2 Use in HTML.................................................. 10 2.3 An ECML 1.1 XML DTD.......................................... 11 3. Using The Fields.............................................. 13 3.1 Presentation of the Fields................................... 13 3.2 Methods and Flow of Setting the Fields....................... 14 3.3 HTML Example................................................ 14 4. Security and Privacy Considerations........................... 16 References..........................................................