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ATG XML Naming and Design Rules Ready for Implementation Verification

UN/CEFACT United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

XML Naming and Design Rules Technical Specification Ready for Implementation Verification

Geneva, Switzerland. March 01, 2005.

The Applied Technologies Group (ATG) of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) announces that the UN/CEFACT XML Naming and Design Rules Technical Specification has completed the public review period under the UN/CEFACT Open Development Process (ODP) and is now ready for Implementation Verification. It has been re-released as Version 1.1.and may be downloaded from the ATG web site at

A complementary document containing instructions for Implementation Verification, including the feedback mechanism, is also available; as are the four code list schema modules, which are imported by the unqualified schema module, and therefore needed for implementation. These documents are located in the Download Section under the heading "Documents For Review".

Under the ODP, all interested parties are encouraged to verify the validity of released technical specifications through actual implementation. This verification review period is the most critical part of the development process, as it permits potential problems and issues to be identified. Taking the results of the review into consideration, the editing group further refines and improves the specification. This step is completed when at least two independent bodies have successfully implemented the specification.

Use of the XML Naming and Design Rules Technical Specification

The Specification can be employed wherever business information is being shared or exchanged among and between enterprises, governmental agencies, and/or other organizations in an open and worldwide environment using an XML schema for defining the content of the information exchange.

The Specification will form the basis for standards development work of technical experts working on an XML schema based on information models developed in accordance with the UN/CEFACT Core Components Technical Specification — Part 8 of the ebXML Framework (CCTS).

For information on the Standard Business Document Header, or other related ATG work, parties are requested to contact the ATG Chair (Anders Grangard - or the Project Team Leader (Mark Crawford —

UN/CEFACT, which is based in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and has a global remit, has led the development of international standards for electronic transactions for government, commerce and industry. Its experience and ability to bring together world-class experts and match trends in information technology with business requirements, in an open and transparent way, gives UN/CEFACT a unique viewpoint.

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See related details in the news story "XML Naming and Design Rules Specifications Published by OASIS, UN/CEFACT, and Navy CIO."

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