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Subject: Business Document Naming and Design Rules Version 1.0 published by UBL TC

OASIS Members and other interested parties,

OASIS is pleased to announce the approval and publication of a new Committee Specification by the members of the OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC:

Business Document Naming and Design Rules Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
14 July 2016

What is the Business Document Naming and Design Rules specification and why is it important?  

Business Document Naming and Design Rules Version 1.0 prescribes a set of naming and design rules used to create XML document model validation artefacts (W3C Schema XSD files and OASIS Context/value association files) associated with abstract information bundles formally described using the Core Component Technical Specification 2.01.

This is a final deliverable. Completed and approved by the TC, this OASIS Committee Specification is fully ready for implementation. If submitted for further ratification as an OASIS Standard, its content will not change.

About the TC:

The OASIS Universal Business Language technical committee is defining a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents for various domains. Development is with participation from a variety of industry data standards organizations. UBL is designed to plug directly into existing business, legal, auditing, and records management practices, eliminating the re-keying of data in existing fax- and paper-based supply chains and providing an entry point into electronic  commerce for small and medium-sized businesses.

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

Editable source  (Authoritative):



Distribution ZIP file

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Members of the UBL TC [1] approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the document is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC

[2] Public reviews: 
- Business Document Naming and Design Rules Version 1.0
  - 30-day public review: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201604/msg00000.html
  - Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/Business-Document-NDR/v1.0/csprd01/Business-Document-NDR-v1.0-csprd01-comment-resolution-log.ods and http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/Business-Document-NDR/v1.0/csprd01/Business-Document-NDR-v1.0-csprd01-comment-resolution-log-revised.ods

- 15-day public review, 17 June 2016: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201606/msg00008.html
  - Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/Business-Document-NDR/v1.0/csprd02/Business-Document-NDR-v1.0-csprd02-comment-resolution-log..txt

[3] Approval ballot: 


Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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