What is EDI and how it can be implemented in XML?

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EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. It is form of electronic communication for interchanging bussiness data (orders, payments etc.) It uses data format that is very unsimilar to XML so it cannot be implemented in XML.

However, a particular "implementation" can be made as a gateway that tranlates EDI orders to XML orders, sends it to server and then translates the answer from XML to EDI and sends it back.

More info about EDI can be found at www.edifact.org