OASIS members and other interested parties,
The OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC  members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted it for 30-day public review:
UBL Naming and Design Rules Version 3.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
04 February 2015
This specification prescribes a set of naming and design rules used to create XML document model validation artefacts (W3C XSD schemas and OASIS Context/value association files) associated with abstract information bundles formally described using the ISO/TS 15000-5:2005 Core Component Technical Specification [CCTS - ISO/TS 15000-5:2005]. These rules are not limited only for use with UBL.
This work product also describes how, in particular, these rules were followed to create the information bundles and XML document model validation artefacts for UBL [UBL-2.1] documents and extensions starting with UBL version 2.1.
These rules can be followed to create any or all of the following:
- custom extensions for use with UBL documents; and
- custom standalone documents based on the UBL common library.
UBL, the Universal Business Language, is the product of an international effort to define a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents such as purchase orders and invoices. Developed in an open and accountable OASIS Technical Committee 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.
Public Review Period:
The public review starts 17 March 2015 at 00:00 UTC and ends 15 April 2015 at 23:59 UTC.
This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.
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