Public Review for Business Document Envelope V1.0 (#BDXR ) - ends July 10th

The OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

Business Document Envelope Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 02 / Public Review Draft 02
10 June 2015

Specification Overview:

The Business Document Envelope (BDE) specification defines a business-oriented artefact enveloping a payload of one or more business documents or other artefacts with supplemental semantic information about the collection of payloads as a whole. This is distinct from any transport-layer infrastructure envelope that may be required to propagate documents from one system to another. A business document envelope describes contextual information important to the sender and receiver about the payloads, without having to modify the payloads in any fashion.

TC Description:

The OASIS BDXR TC advances an open standards framework to support public e-procurement and e-invoicing. The group defines specifications for a lightweight and federated messaging infrastructure that supports a 4-corner model for the secure and reliable exchange of electronic documents. Wherever possible, the TC specifications are based on profiles of existing standards from OASIS and elsewhere. BDXR TC members also coordinate the submission of new requirements as use cases for expanded functionality.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 26 June 2015 at 00:00 UTC and ends 10 July 2015 at 23:59 UTC. The specification was previously submitted for public review [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):


HTML with inline tags for direct commenting:


BDE Model:

Schemas: and

Example files:

ZIP distribution files (complete):

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

Additional information about this specification and the OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) may be found on the TC's public home page located at:

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:

Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:

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 of 'Business Document Envelope Version 1.0', we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [3] applicable especially [4] 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.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC

[2] Previous public reviews:
30-day public review, 27 March 2015:
- Comment resolution log:


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Associated TC: 
Business Document Exchange (BDXR)