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Over time, different versions of the Profiles and of the underlying XML standard were published and each profile standard has been written with a specific baseline XML standard (“ERN”) in mind. The table below provides this mapping (note that the table does not differentiate between version 3.4.1 and 3.4):

Business ProfileRelease Profile"Target" ERN and 3.4
1.1 and

While this table indicates that the Release Profile in version 1.3 is specifically for the ERN standard in version 3.8, most of the profile rules can — and should! — also be applied to Release notifications in accordance with older ERN versions. While some of the rules cannot be used (because they depend on a new feature in the ERN standard), most rules can. And even those than cannot be followed strictly still provide good guidance as to what to do.