OASIS approves e-business standard

OASIS has approved a messaging standard for electronic business as an official OASIS standard. Members have approved ebXML Messaging Services 3.0: Part 1, Core Features. EbMS defines a Web services-based method for reliable and secure exchange of business information, OASIS said. "This specification is the first major revision of ebMS since version 2.0 was approved as an OASIS Standard in April 2002 and subseque

OASIS has approved a messaging standard for electronic business as an official OASIS standard.

Members have approved ebXML Messaging Services 3.0: Part 1, Core Features. EbMS defines a Web services-based method for reliable and secure exchange of business information, OASIS said.

"This specification is the first major revision of ebMS since version 2.0 was approved as an OASIS Standard in April 2002 and subsequently as an ISO Standard in March 2004," said Patrick Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS, in a statement released by the organization. "It ensures ebXML's continuing relevancy and achieves compatibility with Web services specifications developed after ebMS 2.0, including SOAP 1.2 as well as the WS-Security, WS-Reliability, and WS-ReliableMessaging OASIS Standards."

Version 3.0 is designed to handle differences in message flow capacity, intermittent connectivity, lack of static IP addresses and firewall restrictions. Legacy electronic business systems such as EDI and HL7 can leverage ebMS infrastructure as can systems based on emerging technologies.

EbMS can be used with or without other ebXML standards, including ebXML Business Process Specification Schema 2.0.4 and the forthcoming version of ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profile and Agreement.

The OASIS ebMS Technical Committee is continuing to work on Part 2 of ebMS 3.0, which will provide functional extensions to ebMS 3.0 Core.

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