15-day Public Review for AS4 Profile of ebMS 3.0 Version 1.0

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

AS4 Profile of ebMS 3.0 Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 05 / Public Review Draft 04
21 March 2012

Specification Overview:
The AS4 profile of the ebMS 3.0 specification has been developed in order to bring continuity to the principles and simplicity that made AS2 successful, while adding better compliance to Web services standards, and features such as message pulling capability and a built-in Receipt mechanism. Using ebMS 3.0 as a base, a subset of functionality is defined along with implementation guidelines adopted based on the "just-enough" design principles and AS2 functional requirements to trim down ebMS 3.0 into a more simplified and AS2-like specification for Web Services B2B messaging.

TC Description:
The ebXML Messaging Services Technical Committee designs Web Services-based messaging protocols for the transport, routing and packaging of B2B transactions.

Public Review Period:
The public review starts 30 March 2012 and ends 14 April 2012. The specification was previously submitted for a 15-day public review on 12 July 2011 [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are highlighted in the diff-marked PDF file included in the review package.

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 complete package of the prose specification document and related files are available in the ZIP distribution file at:


Additional information about the specification and the OASIS ebXML Messaging Services TC may be found at 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 AS4 Profile of ebMS 3.0 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 ebXML Messaging Services TC


[2] Public reviews:
15-day public review, 12 July 2012:

15-day public review, 23 October 2009:

60-day public review, 25 April 2009:



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