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Subject: RE: [ubl-comment] UBL v2.2 begins 45 day Public Review - ends March 17th

Thank you, Boris, for your submission to the UBL Comment List. It will be included in the formal response to comments.

For the benefit of readers of the UBL comment list, I have the following observations regarding accessing the XML file at:


The XML support appears to be sufficient in the following browser environments that I can test:


I can confirm also that the XML support appears insufficient in the following browser environments that I can test:


Moreover, I can confirm that the XML file is DTD-valid, which also incorporates well-formedness constraints.

I recommend that users of XML applications that are not XML conformant should speak with their vendors regarding conformance-related problems. The public availability of the UBL specification above should be a good test for any vendor needing a test file.

. . . . . . . . Ken

At 2017-01-31 21:33 +0000, Boris Kortiak wrote:
Chet et al,

I am having a problem viewing the XML version. It would appear that the – entity is not recognized by Firefox xml parser. The Chrome parser seems to have no issues; whereas, the Internet Explorer parser just regurgitates all the text without formatting.

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/csprd01-UBL-2.2/UBL-2.2.xml
Line Number 17022, Column 63: Committee during the four years of its development (2013&ndash;2016).</para>

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Subject: [ubl-comment] UBL v2.2 begins 45 day Public Review - ends March 17th

OASIS members and other interested parties,

The OASIS Universal Business Language TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted it for 45-day public review:

Universal Business Language Version 2.2
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
21 December 2016


This specification defines the Universal Business Language (UBL) version 2.2, an open library of standard electronic XML business documents for procurement and transportation such as purchase orders, invoices, transport logistics and waybills.

UBL 2.2 is that it is completely backward-compatible with UBL 2.0. UBL 2.2 is technically a minor release however it does add 16 new document types for eTendering, for transportation, and for business directories and agreements. This brings the total number of UBL business documents to 81.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 01 February 2017 at 00:00 UTC and ends 17 March 2017 at 23:59 UTC.


The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):



Code lists for constraint validation:

Context/value Association files for constraint validation:

Document models of information bundles:

Default validation test environment:

XML examples:

Annotated XSD schemas:

Runtime XSD 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:


Additional information about the specification and the UBL TC can be found at the TC's public home page:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be used by following the instructions on the TC's "Send A Comment" page, or directly at:


Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at:


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 "Universal Business Language Version 2.2", we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [2] applicable especially [3] 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.

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

[1] OASIS Universal Business Language TC

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[3] <http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/ipr.php>http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/ipr.php
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