OASIS members and other interested parties,
Members of the OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC  have recently approved Special Majority Ballots  to advance Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 1.0 and Business Document Metadata Service Location Version 1.0 as Candidate
OASIS Standards (COS). The COSs now enter a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider their approval as an OASIS Standards.
Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
Business Document Metadata Service Location Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
What are the Candidate OASIS Standards and why are they important?
"Service Metadata Publishing" describes a protocol for publishing service metadata within a 4-corner network, where entities exchange business documents through intermediary gateway services.
To successfully send a business document in a 4-corner network, an entity must be able to discover critical metadata about the recipient (endpoint) of the business document, such as types of documents the endpoint is capable of receiving
and methods of transport supported. The recipient makes this metadata available to other entities in the network through a Service Metadata Publisher service.
The COS describes the request/response exchanges between a Service Metadata Publisher and a client wishing to discover endpoint information. A client can either be an end-user business application or a gateway/access point in the 4-corner
network. It also defines the request processing that must happen at the client.
The TC received 5 Statements of Use from Chasquis Consulting, Efact S.A.C., IBM, Norwegian Agency for Public Management and Government (Difi), and ph-peppol-smp-server .
"Business Document Metadata Service Location" defines service discovery method values for use in DNS Resource Record service fields. A method is first specified to query and retrieve a URL for metadata services. Two metadata service types
are then defined. Also an auxiliary method pattern for discovering a registration service to enable access to metadata services is described. The methods defined here are instances of the generic pattern defined within IETF RFCs for Dynamic Delegation Discovery
Services (DDDS). This specification therefore defines DDDS applications for metadata and metadata-registration services.
The TC received 3 Statements of Use from Chasquis Consulting, Norwegian Agency for Public Management and Government (Difi), and European Commission Directorate General for Informatics, DG DIGIT .
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.
The 60-day public review starts 16 March 2017 at 00:00 UTC and ends 14 May 2017 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.
The prose specification document and related files are available here:
- Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 1.0
Editable source (Authoritative):
- Business Document Metadata Service Location Version 1.0
Editable source (Authoritative):
ZIP distribution file (complete):
For your convenience, OASIS provides complete packages of the prose specifications and related files in ZIP distribution files. You can download the ZIP files here:
- Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) V1.0:
- Business Document Metadata Service Location Version 1.0:
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 OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC
 Special Majority Vote ballots
 Statements of Use for Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) V1.0:
 Statements of Use for Business Document Metadata Service Location Version 1.0:
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