6.3 Definition of Messages
The tabular rendering of the messages is provided in a separate document. See the blue box here.
Each of the messages defined in this Standard conveys a set of data elements from the Message Sender to the Message Recipient. The following diagrams show these information elements for the various messages. They enable a rapid overview of the different messages for technicians as well as for business process experts of organisations that are to implement the Standard defined herein. The data element names shown in the diagrams below are not the formal names used in the messages as the diagram is intended to provide a quick overview of the data to be provided within the messages. The diagrams are not normative. Note that one XML Attribute,
LanguageAndScriptCode, is only shown on the top-level (message) composites. This attribute is, in fact, present on all composites or elements that might benefit from being coded in different languages and/or scripts. If placed on a composite, its value applies to all sub-elements (and, potentially, overrides a different
LanguageAndScriptCode “further up”. If placed on an element its value applies only to that element. The
LanguageAndScriptCode is provided in accordance with IETF RfC 4646.
Dashed lines represent logical relationships between entities. These relationships are represented not by one entity’s metadata physically including the other entity’s metadata but by referencing - using XML Schema’s xs:ID/xs:IDREF mechanism - the linked entity. The “anchors” for these references are not listed in the diagrams below.