30-day Public Review for Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) V1.0 - ends Sept 20th
The OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC  members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted it for 30-day public review:
Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
06 August 2014
This document describes a protocol for publishing service metadata within a 4-corner network. In a 4-corner network, entities exchange business documents through intermediary gateway services (sometimes called Access Points). To successfully send a business document in a 4-corner network, an entity must be able to discover critical metadata about the recipient (endpoint) of the business document, such as types of documents the endpoint is capable of receiving and methods of transport supported. The recipient makes this metadata available to other entities in the network through a Service Metadata Publisher service. This specification describes the request/response exchanges between a Service Metadata Publisher and a client wishing to discover endpoint information. A client can either be an end-user business application or a gateway/access point in the 4-corner network. It also defines the request processing that must happen at the client.
Public Review Period:
The public review starts 22 August 2014 at 00:00 UTC and ends 20 September 2014 at 23:59 UTC.
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