OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC

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Chair: Kenneth Bengtsson

Chair: Sander Fieten

OASIS Staff Contact: Kelly Cullinane


Defining a federated document transport infrastructure for business document exchange

Group Notes

Table of Contents


AS4 Interoperability Profile for Four-Corner Networks Version 1.0 is now an OASIS Committee Specification.

For details, see the announcement.

Exchange Header Envelope (XHE) Version 1.0 is now an OASIS Standard

For more information, see the announcement here.

Editable source (Authoritative): https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/xhe/v1.0/os/xhe-v1.0-os-oasis.xml

HTML: https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/xhe/v1.0/os/xhe-v1.0-os-oasis.html

PDF: https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/xhe/v1.0/os/xhe-v1.0-os-oasis.pdf

XML schemas and documentation:




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: https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/xhe/v1.0/os/xhe-v1.0-os.zip

Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 2.0 is now an OASIS Standard

For more information, see the OASIS press release here and the announcement here.

Editable source (Authoritative): https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/os/bdx-smp-v2.0-os.docx

HTML: https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/os/bdx-smp-v2.0-os.html

PDF: https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/os/bdx-smp-v2.0-os.pdf

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: https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/os/bdx-smp-v2.0-os.zip

Exchange Header Envelope (XHE) V1.0 Committee Specification 03 is now a Committee Specification.

For details, including links to the specification, see the announcement here.

Revised TC charter

The OASIS Business Document Exchange TC approved a revised charter on 19 April 2012 (http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2207) and begins work under its new charter on 02 May 2012. The record of the TC's activities under its earlier charter remains publicly available at:


The TC email archives will also remain permanently available at:

http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/bdx/ and


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.

The original OASIS BDX TC was formed to advance the messaging portion of PEPPOL. Subsequently, the decision was made to broaden the scope of the TC to include global requirements and use cases from government and industry and to support an ongoing technical convergence between PEPPOL and other European Large Scale Pilots (LSPs), resulting in the rechartered OASIS BDXR TC.

All those involved in e-procurement and e-invoicing are invited to participate in the BDXR TC, including public and private sector agencies, enterprises, solution providers, consultants, and researchers. E-payment actors including financial institutions, associations and payment networks should also be represented in this work.

For more information, see the BDXR TC Charter.

TC Tools

TC Liaisons

Liaisons have been established with ETSI ESI (Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures). Liaisons officers are:

Andrea Caccia, AITI-Associazione Italiana Tesorieri de Impresa

Juan Cruellas, Departamento de Arquitectura de Computadores, Univ Politecnica de Cataluna

Other liaisons will be established in the course of the work

Technical Work Produced by the TC

AS4 Interoperability Profile for Four-Corner Networks Version 1.0. Edited by Todd Albers, Kenneth Bengtsson, Sander Fieten, Philip Helger, Levine Naidoo, and Dennis Weddig. 12 November 2021. OASIS Committee Specification 01. https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-as4/v1.0/cs01/bdx-as4-v1.0-cs01.html. Latest stage: https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-as4/v1.0/bdx-as4-v1.0.html.

Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 2.0. Edited by Kenneth Bengtsson, Erlend Klakegg Bergheim, Sander Fieten, and G. Ken Holman. 14 February 2021. OASIS Standard. https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/cs03/bdx-smp-v2.0-cs03.html. Latest stage: https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/bdx-smp-v2.0.html.

XHE 1.0 Migration and Implementation Guide Version 1.0. Edited by Kenneth Bengtsson. 19 June 2019. OASIS Committee Note 01. https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/xhe-migration/v1.0/cn01/xhe-migration-v1.0-cn01.html. Latest version: https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/xhe-migration/v1.0/xhe-migration-v1.0.html.

Exchange Header Envelope (XHE) Version 1.0. Edited by G. Ken Holman. 13 December 2020. OASIS Committee Specification 03. https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/xhe/v1.0/cs03/xhe-v1.0-cs03-oasis.html. Latest version: https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/xhe/v1.0/xhe-v1.0-oasis.html.

Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 1.0. Edited by Jens Aabol, Kenneth Bengtsson, Erlend Klakegg Bergheim, Sander Fieten, and Sven Rasmussen. OASIS Standard. http://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v1.0/bdx-smp-v1.0.html.

Business Document Metadata Service Location Version 1.0. Edited by Dale Moberg and Pim van der Eijk. OASIS Standard. http://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/BDX-Location/v1.0/BDX-Location-v1.0.html.

Business Document Envelope Version 1.1. Edited by G. Ken Holman and Kenneth Bengtsson. 05 December 2016. OASIS Committee Specification 01. http://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-bde/v1.1/cs01/bdx-bde-v1.1-cs01.html. Latest version: http://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-bde/v1.1/bdx-bde-v1.1.html

Expository Work Produced by the TC

Mailing Lists and Comments

bdxr: list used by TC members to conduct Committee work. TC membership is required to post. TC members are automatically subscribed; the public may view archives.

bdxr-comment: public mail list for providing input to the members of the BDXR TC. Send a comment or view archives.

Additional Information

On 19 April 2012, the original OASIS Business Document Exchange TC approved a ballot to revise its charter and continue its work as the BDXR TC. The original BDX TC's web pages, the TC mailing list archives, and the comment list archives remain publicly accessible.

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