[ic] ECML: Thanks for insight, Mike. Not quite there.

Martin Abell abellmt at spsp.net
Thu Oct 9 20:42:40 EDT 2003


Thanks. Didn't realize that was there.  As usual you're right on top of

Unfortunately, I'm a little slower; not sure what ecml.coretag refers to,
and in IC 4.8 there is a usertag directory and an eg/usertag directory, but
I don't see code/UserTag.


> Mike said:
> Quoting Martin Abell (abellmt at spsp.net):
>> A customer thinks his catalog should support AutoFIll, which I assume means
>> that the fields on checkout should be named according to the ECML standard.
>> AutoFill is definitely handy, but I'm not a fan of the idea of changing all
>> instances of b_address1 to Ecom_BillTo_Postal_Street_Line1, etc.  See
>> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3106.txt  and
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/P3P-for-ecommerce
>> Has anyone dealt with this?
> If you look in your extensions directory, there is Vend::ECML.
> It automatically does this for you.
> Interchange (at that time Minivend) was the first shopping package to
> support ECML, the very day it was announced. 8-) Unfortunately no one
> every used ECML that I know of, and no one ever used the module to
> my knowledge.
> Go to the untarred software, and do
>   perldoc extensions/ECML/Vend/ECML.pm
> to see what it does. To install, you just copy the module to
> ICDIR/lib/Vend and put ecml.coretag in ICDIR/code/UserTag.

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