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The ebXML Test Framework and the Challenges of B2B Testing



J Durand, Michael J. Kass, P Wenzel


Testing tools for Conformance and Interoperability are emerging as a key technology for enabling and maintaining interoperability between e-Business partners. Verifying adherence to a common standard (conformance) is just the first step. In addition, it is critical that the selected options, bindings, and deployment settings of the implementations, are compatible across partners. Also, as a stack of several standards, as in ebXML, are usually involved, interoperability increasingly relies on the bindings across these standards, their version compatibility, and explicit contracts. This paper reviews the challenges and solutions of interoperability testing for the current set of ebXML standards, presents the status of the ebXML Test Framework and test suites developed by the ebXML Implementation, Interoperability and Conformance Technical Committee (IIC) under the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), and also compares this work with similar efforts on the set of standards more broadly understood as defining Web Services.
Proceedings Title
XML Europe 2003
Conference Location


conformance, ebXML, interoperability, OASIS, testing


Durand, J. , Kass, M. and Wenzel, P. (2003), The ebXML Test Framework and the Challenges of B2B Testing, XML Europe 2003, Undefined, [online], (Accessed June 15, 2024)


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Created April 30, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021