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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
1.01.03.3 and 3.4
1.1 and 1.21.13.6
1.21.23.7
1.31.33.8
n/an/a4.0
n/a2.04.1

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.

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