Invitation to comment on Collaboration Protocol Profile and Agreement Version 3.0 - ends July 22

OASIS and the OASIS ebXML Core (ebCore) TC are pleased to announce that Collaboration Protocol Profile and Agreement Version 3.0 is now available for public review and comment.

Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language (ebXML) is a family of standards developed through a joint initiative of OASIS and the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT). Five of these ebXML standards, including Collaboration Protocol Profile and Agreement, have been approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as the ISO 15000 standard. ebXML provides an open, XML-based infrastructure that enables the global use of electronic business information in an interoperable, secure, and consistent manner by all trading partners.

Collaborative Partner Profile Agreements are XML-based documents specifying a trading agreement between trading partners. Each trading partner will have their own Collaboration Protocol Profile (CPP) document that describes their abilities in an XML format. This can include the messaging protocols they support, or the security capabilities they support. A CPA (Collaboration Protocol Agreement) document is the intersection of two CPP documents, and describes the formal relationship between two parties.

CPPA Version 3.0 (CPPA3) specifies several improvements and innovations since the previous Version 2.0 (CPPA2). A CPPA3 document is much easier to read and to create and update manually or using automated tooling than a corresponding CPPA2 document. The same information can be expressed in a significantly smaller CPPA3 CPA document than in a CPPA2 CPA document. CPPA3 adds support for AMQP, WebSocket transport and the SFTP subsystem of SSH2, in addition to the HTTP, SMTP, FTP transports already covered in CPPA2.

The specification text is complemented by the normative CPPA3 XML schema, the agreement registration Exception XML schema, documentation embedded in those schemas, and sample documents.

The documents and related files are available here:

Collaboration Protocol Profile and Agreement Version 3.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
15 June 2020

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/ebcore/cppa/v3.0/csprd01/cppa-v3.0-csprd01.odt
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/ebcore/cppa/v3.0/csprd01/cppa-v3.0-csprd01.html
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/ebcore/cppa/v3.0/csprd01/cppa-v3.0-csprd01.pdf

CPPA3 XML schema:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/ebcore/cppa/v3.0/csprd01/schema/cppa3.xsd
Exception XML schema:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/ebcore/cppa/v3.0/csprd01/schema/exception.xsd
Schema data dictionaries:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/ebcore/cppa/v3.0/csprd01/documentation/
XML document samples:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/ebcore/cppa/v3.0/csprd01/samples/

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the specification document and any related files in ZIP distribution files. You can download the ZIP file at:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/ebcore/cppa/v3.0/csprd01/cppa-v3.0-csprd01.zip

How to Provide Feedback

OASIS and the OASIS ebXML Core (ebCore) TC value your feedback. We solicit input from developers, users and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of our technical work.

The public review starts 23 June 2020 at 00:00 UTC and ends 22 July 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be used by following the instructions on the TC's "Send A Comment" page (https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=ebcore).

Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ebcore-comment/

All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [1] applicable especially [2] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

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https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ebcore/

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[1] https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[2] https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ebcore/ipr.php
https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr#RF-on-Limited-Mode
RF on Limited Terms Mode

Associated TC: 
ebXML Core (ebCore)