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james at james at
Thu Apr 22 10:08:42 BST 1999

From: Hseu-Ping Chen <hchen at>
To: <xml-dev at>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 1999 10:47 PM
Subject: A new XML star seems to get it

>  The most important, they solved the headache of
> business-to-business catalog interoperability, allowing automatic
> server-to-server catalog exchange, all in XML, and it is working
> now! Unlike most other competitors claiming XML compliant but are

Dear UPYP team,

I am very interested in your XML - based ecommerce product, and in particular how it is
possible to import and export the catalog using XML.  Do you have any plans to provide a
public XML interface to

If you offered a public interface to the contents of UPYP, it would be possible to
increase the exposure of the products of vendors using UPYP by allowing affiliated sites
of UPYP to build specialised marketplaces in niche areas.  For example, a camera
enthusiast's site could offer access to the digital camera section of the UPYP and channel
customers through, as Amazon does with books and it's affiliate programs.

An example of this database syndication is at In this case,
Allaire (which owns a database of Cold Fusion custom tags) has opened up the database
using WDDX (a XML language), and now other developers are building their own interface to
it (the original database is at, and a 3rd party
interface to the same data is at

Hope that this stirs up some ideas.

Best regards

James Carlyle

james at
Wavefront Limited
70 Acton Street London WC1X 9NB
UK (44) 171 813 0665 - directory of XML content on the web

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