OASIS members and other interested parties,
OASIS and the OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC  are pleased to announce that Exchange Header Envelope (XHE) Version 1.0 is now available for public review and comment.
The Exchange Header Envelope (XHE) defines a business-oriented artefact either referencing (as a header) or containing (as an envelope) a payload of one or more business documents or other artefacts with supplemental semantic information about the collection of payloads as a whole. An exchange header envelope describes contextual information important to the sender and receiver about the payloads, without having to modify the payloads in any fashion.
This vocabulary is modeled using the UN/CEFACT Core Component Technical Specification Version 2.01.
XHE, a specification developed jointly by UN/CEFACT and OASIS, is the successor to the UN/CEFACT Standard Business Document Header (SBDH) version 1.3 [SBDH] and the OASIS Business Document Envelope (BDE) version 1.1 [BDE].
The documents and related files are available here:
Exchange Header Envelope (XHE) Version 1.0
Committee Specification Public Review Draft 01
23 April 2018
Editable source (Authoritative):
Document models of information bundles:
Annotated XSD schemas:
Runtime XSD schemas:
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The public review starts 30 April 2018 at 00:00 UTC and ends 29 May 2018 at 23:59 UTC.
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