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Subject: Call for Consent for Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) V1.0 and Business Document Metadata Service Location V1.0 as OASIS Standards

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Candidate OASIS Standards to the OASIS membership in a call for consent for OASIS Standard:

Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
09 March 2017


Business Document Metadata Service Location Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 02
06 June 2017

This Call for Consent is taking place under the revised TC Process rules effective 01 July 2017 [2]. This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS Organizational Members to consent or object to this approval. You are welcome to register your consent explicitly on the ballot; however, your consent is assumed unless you register an objection [3]. To register an objection, you must: 

1. Indicate your objection on the ballot, and 

2. Provide a reason for your objection and/or a proposed remedy to the TC. 

You may provide the reason in the comment box or by email to the Technical Committee on its comment mailing list or, if you are a member of the TC, to the TC's mailing list [3]. If you provide your reason by email, please indicate in the subject line that this is in regard to the Call for Consent. Note that failing to provide a reason and/or remedy may result in an objection being deemed invalid.

These Committee Specifications were approved by the Technical Committee and were submitted for the required 60-day public reviews [4]. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process having been met [5], the Candidate OASIS Standard is now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS organizational members.

-- Details --

The Calls for Consent open 19 July 2017 at 00:00 UTC and close 01 August 2017 at 23:59 UTC. You can access the ballots at:

- Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) v1.0

Internal link for voting members: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=3104

Publicly visible link:  https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3104

- Business Document Metadata Service Location v1.0

Internal link for voting members: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=3105

Publicly visible link:  https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3105

OASIS members should ensure that their organization's voting representative responds according to the organization's wishes. If you do not know the name of your organization's voting representative is, go to the My Account page at


then click the link for your Company (at the top of the page) and review the list of users for the name designated as "Primary".

-- Information about the Candidate OASIS Standard and the BDXR TC -- 

Service Metadata Publishing describes a protocol for publishing service metadata within a 4-corner network.

In a 4-corner network, entities are exchanging business documents through intermediary gateway services (sometimes called Access Points). 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.

This specification 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.

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 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.

The specification documents and related files are available here:

- Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 1.0


- Business Document Metadata Service Location Version 1.0


JSON example file:  http://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/BDX-Location/v1.0/cos02/examples/

Distribution ZIP files:

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

- Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) v1.0: http://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v1.0/cos01/bdx-smp-v1.0-cos01.zip 

- Business Document Metadata Service Location v1.0: http://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/BDX-Location/v1.0/cos02/BDX-Location-v1.0-cos02.zip 

-- Additional information -- 

[1] OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC 

TC IPR page

[2] https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process-2017-05-26#OScallForConsent

[3] https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process-2017-05-26#OScallForConsent

BDXR comment mailing list: bdxr-comment@lists.oasis-open.org  
(You must be subscribed to send to this list. To subscribe, see https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=bdxr.) 

BDXR main mailing list: bdxr@lists.oasis-open.org

[4] Public reviews: 
- Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) v1.0
60-day public review, 16 March 2017: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201703/msg00003.html
  - Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v1.0/cos01/bdx-smp-v1.0-cos01-comment-resolution-log.xls

- Business Document Metadata Service Location v1.0
60-day public review, 16 March 2017: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201703/msg00003.html
  - Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/BDX-Location/v1.0/cos01/BDX-Location-v1.0-cos01-comment-resolution-log.xls

[5] Candidate OASIS Standard Special Majority Votes: 

- Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) v1.0: 
  https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3046 and

- Business Document Metadata Service Location: 
  https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3047 and 


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

Primary: +1 973-996-2298
Mobile: +1 201-341-1393 

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