OASIS LegalXML eContracts TC

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Enabling the efficient creation, maintenance, management, exchange, and publication of contract documents and terms

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The eContracts Technical Committee will develop open XML standards for the markup of contract documents to enable the efficient creation, maintenance, management, exchange and publication of contract documents and contract terms.

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Technical Work Produced by the Committee

The LegalXML eContracts Version 1.0 Committee Specification was approved by the Technical Committee on 27 April 2007. It is available in HTML, XML, and PDF formats.

Also available:


XML Schema

Relax NG

Zipped archive

External Resources

Although not produced by the OASIS LegalXML eContracts TC, the following information offers useful insights into its work.

UML Tutorial
Connecting XML-Based E-Commerce
Interoperability from Electronic Commerce to Litigation

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