Questions Submitted by the Public, by Date Posted to the Website. Web-based transactions, DDE vs. regular transactions


When are web-based transactions considered to be part of Direct Data Entry systems which are subject only to the data content portions of the standards, and when are they considered regular transactions which must meet both data content and format requirements of the standards?


If the sender is using his or her browser to directly enter information onto a server that is part of the receiver's system, then it is considered a direct data entry transaction which need only meet the data content and data condition requirements. If, however, the data are being entered onto a server which is then repackaging the information to be sent to the receiver's system, that is considered a transaction which must be sent to the receiver meeting the data format requirements as well.