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Been there, done that
The "standard" I'm currently using defines fields and values in a message.
I've had to exchange messages with two parties so far, and both had their own "interpretation" of which fields were mandatory.
For the SOAP definition I had to create a completely different version
The latest version of the spec, which is actually a pretty detailed document, is about 15 years old, so that shouldn't be the problem
Ah stop your bitching, I worked with a financial system where the traders were allowed to enter 1.23m or 1.23 mil or basically anything they liked for numerical values. Try doing financial regulatory reports on such shite that had to be accurate to the cent.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP