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(63) Continuation of application No. 09/730,489, filed on Dec. 5, 2000, now Pat. No. 6,993,506.
(51) Int. CI.
G06Q 30/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 705/26; 705/10; 705/14
705/27; 705/39; 705/41; 705/51; 705/53 705/54; 705/59; 705/65; 709/204; 709/206 709/223; 709/225; 709/217; 709/219; 709/224
(58) Field of Classification Search 705/26
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Bond, Robert and Whiteley, Caroline. Untangling the web: A review of certain secure e-commerce legal issues. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, vl2n2, pp. 349-370, Jul. 1998 *
Primary Examiner—F. Zeender
Assistant Examiner—Fawaad Haider
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Ernest J. Beffel, Jr.; Haynes
Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
An aspect of the present invention includes a protocol for conveying data during an e-commerce session with a polymorphic response, comprising initiating a session with a message from a buyer application to a broker application and a session identifier assigned by the broker application; conducting the session between the buyer application and a supplier application; and concluding the session with a additional message which includes a schema identifier for the additional message, resolvable in a context of a system identifier; and a polymorphic response comprising a type and a version, wherein the polymorphic response includes additional data elements corresponding to values assigned to the type and
11 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets
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