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

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10
Document File: 13 page(s) / 17K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Eastlake 3rd: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2706: DOI

Abstract

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. This memo provides information for the Internet community.

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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.

Eastlake & Goldstein Informational [Page 1]

RFC 2706 ECom Field Names October 1999

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 varies considerably from one merchant to another. End-users find the diversity confusing and the process of manually filling in these forms to be tedious. The result is that many merchant forms, reportedly around two thirds, are abandoned during the fill in process.

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