OASIS members and other interested parties,
The OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC  members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted it for 30-day public review:
Business Document Envelope Version 1.1
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
30 March 2016
This specification defines a business-oriented artefact enveloping a payload of one or more business documents or other artefacts with supplemental semantic information about the collection of payloads as a whole. This is distinct from any transport-layer infrastructure envelope that may be required to propagate documents from one system to another. A business document envelope describes contextual information important to the sender and receiver about the payloads, without having to modify the payloads in any fashion.
About the TC:
The OASIS BDXR TC advances an open standards framework to support public e-procurement and e-invoicing. The group defines specifications for a lightweight and federated messaging infrastructure that supports a 4-corner model for the secure and reliable exchange of electronic documents. Wherever possible, the TC specifications are based on profiles of existing standards from OASIS and elsewhere. BDXR TC members also coordinate the submission of new requirements as use cases for expanded functionality.
All those involved in e-procurement and e-invoicing are invited to participate in the BDXR TC, including public and private sector agencies, enterprises, solution providers, consultants, and researchers. E-payment actors including financial institutions, associations and payment networks should also be represented in this work.
Public Review Period:
The public review starts 21 April 2016 at 00:00 UTC and ends 20 May 2016 at 23:59 UTC.
This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.
Reviewers may provide comments directly from the comment-tag version of document. The file
contains the HTML version of the draft with a “[comment?]” link next to each section heading. Clicking on this link will launch your email application and begin a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the specific section number and title in the subject line. Simply enter your comment and click send.
The prose specification document and related files are available here:
Editable source (Authoritative):
HTML with inline commenting:
Runtime XML schemas:
ZIP distribution file (complete):
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose document and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:
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All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of "Business Document Envelope Version 1.1", we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy  applicable especially  to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.
OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.
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