BDNDR v1.1 is ready for testing and implementation
OASIS is pleased to announce that Business Document Naming and Design Rules (BDNDR) Version 1.1 from the OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC  has been approved as an OASIS Committee Specification.
An important and powerful method to design interoperable business documents is to construct logical semantic models using concepts described in the UN/CEFACT Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS) Version 2.01. From these semantic models one can create physical syntax models with which to express the content constraints of actual business documents to be interchanged.
The OASIS Business Document Naming and Design Rules (BDNDR) Version 1.1 Committee Specification prescribes a set of naming and design rules used to create complete CCTS models of interoperable business documents. It also includes the rules needed to create validation artefacts corresponding to them. For XML syntax, the rules govern creating W3C Schema (XSD) and OASIS Context/value Association (CVA) validation artefacts. For JSON syntax, the rules govern creating JSON Schema validation artefacts.
BDNDR Version 1.1 changes no rules for XML syntax from BDNDR Version 1.0 and only adds the new rules prescribed for JSON syntax.
This Committee Specification is an OASIS deliverable, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation.
The prose specifications and related files are available here:
Business Document Naming and Design Rules (BDNDR) Version 1.1
Committee Specification 01
08 November 2021
Editable source (Authoritative):
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Members of the UBL TC  approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process . The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed , 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.
 OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC
 Public reviews:
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