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Using ice-Package for import in other systems?

Hi, we would like to import ice-packages into other applications. No specific applications are meant, but we are researching other usage possiblities for our current KM-Content.

What's the format/content of an ice-package?

How can it be read by other applications?

Thanks for your replies.

Best regards


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    Posted on Nov 30, 2005 at 02:18 PM


    An XML based distribution protocol that enables controlled distribution of information from a content provider (syndicator) to a set of subscribers (server to server)


    roles and responsibilities of syndicators and subscribers

    format and method for content exchange

    Provides support for management and control of syndication relationship

    Catalog A set of subscription offers. A Subscriber obtains

    a catalog from a Syndicator, and uses the offers within

    the catalog to initiate the ICE subscription protocol.

    ICE/HTTP The specific binding of the ICE protocol to the HTTP protocol.

    Package A single delivery instance of a group of items. For example,

    a single issue of a parts manual or a single set of headlines.

    A package is the atomic unit of information distribution in ICE.

    Payload A protocol structure encapsulating a set of logical ICE

    operations delivered at discrete intervals. An instance

    of an XML document formatted according to the protocol

    definitions contained in this specification.

    Subscriber One of the two parties in an ICE relationship

    (the other one being the Syndicator). The Subscriber uses

    ICE to obtain information and content from the Syndicator.

    Subscription Precise meaning directly related to the corresponding protocol

    data structure; do not confuse the usage of an agreement to

    deliver a package sequence from a Syndicator to a Subscriber.

    There may be many independent subscriptions between a

    Syndicator and a Subscriber.

    Subscription offer A proposed set of parameters for a particular subscription.

    Within ICE, the term subscription offer has the term "offer" in

    this specification with the more generic and abstract concept of

    offers in the business world sense.

    Syndicator One of the two parties in an ICE relationship (the other one

    being the Subscriber). The Syndicator uses ICE to send information

    and content to the Subscriber.

    A syndicator bundles content (resources) as offers.

    A subscriber requests a catalog of these offers and wishes to subscribe to one of them.

    The syndicator assigns a subscription ID and accepts the subscription.

    The subscriber pulls content by requesting current state of his subscription.

    The syndicator answers with payloads containing packages of items and updates the subscriber‘s state.

    Create and edit offers

    Assign a delivery method and an automatic delivery schedule to an offer

    Admit subscribers

    Allow anonymous access to content offers

    Maintain syndicator properties (e.g. server name,...)

    Establish a connection to a syndicator

    Subscribe to an offer in the content catalogue of a syndicator

    Edit or delete existing subscriptions

    Maintain subscriber properties.

    Hope this helps you .please don,t forget to give points

    with regards

    subrato kundu

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    Posted on Dec 02, 2005 at 09:48 AM

    Hi, maybe I should concretise my question:

    Which (Open-Source-)Applications can read a ICE-Package from the portal?

    With whitch tool you can make the content/structure visible?

    Thanks for your replies


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