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Title Agreement Formation Descriptor Document
Name * Agreement Formation Descriptor Document (86K)
Description The concept Agreement Formation Descriptor Document (AFDD) is a proposal for a document that describes how business partners establish business agreement documents.

It recognizes:
- multiple types of agreement documents, such as XML schemas, WSDLs and ebXML Collaboration Protocol Agreements.
- multiple ways of establishing those documents, including transformation of templates with particular variable parts (using values provided by business partners), intersection of ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profile documents, or combinations.
- the need to have multiple agreement documents, such as a CPA or WSDL and an XML Schema referenced in that CPA or WSDL.

The attached ZIP file provides
- an XML schema for AFDD documents
- a compiler that generates XSLT stylesheets to perform document transformations (XSLT and Python driver)
- a script to evaluate the generated XSLT scripts (Python driver)

AFDD documents can specify CPP intersection, but the compiler does not support this formation method.

Sample documents are included:
- bias.afdd: simple CPA template, where one partner acts as server (setting start, end and CPA id) and the other provides communication details.
- cppintersection.afdd: CPA formed on the basis of two supplied CPPs
- multidoc.afdd: two partners agree on a specialized business document schema (a UBL invoice where the optional "OrderReference" element has been made required) and a CPA that references this schema.
- multiparty.afdd: three business partners form two CPAs based on three CPPs.
- secured.afdd: real-life, complex CPA using XML digital signatures, XML encryption and TLS authentication, reliable messaging. Two partner need to supply four certificates each, their party identification parameters. Optionally, reliable messaging parameters can be adjusted.
- ubl.afdd: the XSD specialization also used in multidoc.afdd
- wsdl.afdd: an organization requires a business partner to implement a particular web service, where only the SOAP address is variable.
Group OASIS ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profile and Agreement (CPPA) TC
Folder working_drafts
Submitter Mr. Pim van der Eijk
Date Submitted Tuesday, 18 March 2008 09:34am
Document State Draft (A preliminary unapproved sketch, outline, or version.)
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Subject & Text Submitter Date Action
Initial comment by submitter
Initial release of AFDD.

Basic functionality for forming an agreement document based on templates and selective document transformation is provided, with proof-of-concept functionality demonstrations.

Earlier references to this work are in:
Mr. Pim van der Eijk