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Subject: OASIS UBL 2.0 Update Package released

Hello ubl-dev,

I am pleased to announce the release of the OASIS UBL 2.0 Update


The UBL 2.0 Update Package (officially known in OASIS terminology
as UBL 2.0 Errata 01) provides UBL 2.0 users with an upgrade to
the December 2006 UBL 2.0 release.  Specifically, it:

 - Corrects a number of typos and editorial errors in the
   documentary portions of the UBL 2.0 schemas and data models

 - Fixes a broken entry for BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA in

 - Upgrades all the code list files from genericode 0.4 format to
   genericode 1.0 format and updates the listURI in the Qualified
   Datatype spreadsheet and schemas accordingly

 - Revises cl/gc/special-purpose/PortCode-2.0.gc to add additional
   columns and breaks out subsets of that code list into smaller
   files for ease of implementation

 - Replaces the original val/defaultCodeList.xsl with a version
   that reflects the revised code lists

A detailed record of all changes to the original December 2006 UBL
2.0 data models and schemas can be found in Section 3 of the PDF
file included in the Package.  None of these changes is considered
substantive in the sense that any of them would require
modifications to existing software.


The UBL 2.0 Update Package is provided as a single zip file.  The
method for applying the update depends on whether you are starting
fresh with a new UBL 2.0 installation or are updating an existing
UBL 2.0 installation.

New installation

   To create a fresh, updated UBL 2.0 installation:

      1. Download the December 2006 UBL 2.0 release from

      2. Unzip the UBL 2.0 release.

      3. Download the Update Package from
         *into the os-UBL-2.0 directory* (note that the zip archive
         does not contain a parent directory).

      4. Unzip the Update Package using the appropriate flag or
         parameter to overwrite files without prompting.

   The result will be a fresh UBL 2.0 installation with the
   updates installed.

Existing installation

   To modify an existing UBL 2.0 installation:

      1. Download the Update Package from
         into a temporary directory and unzip the package.

      2. CAREFULLY REVIEW the record of changes made to your
         initial UBL 2.0 installation and decide which of the
         updated files you wish to install.

      3. Copy the appropriate files from the Update Package to the
         corresponding locations in your existing UBL 2.0

   Replacing unmodified original UBL 2.0 files with the
   corresponding files from this Update Package should not affect
   UBL document processing. However, this may not be true if the
   files from the original UBL 2.0 release have been modified
   after installation.


While OASIS rules allow the release of "Approved Errata" as often
as every six months, the UBL TC does not expect to issue further
updates to UBL 2.0 before the release of UBL 2.1, currently
scheduled for Q2 2009.

Jon Bosak
Chair, OASIS UBL Technical Committee

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