International Virtual Observatory Alliance
This document describes an XML encoding standard for metadata about IVOA standards themselves, referred to as StandardsRegExt. It is intended to allow for the discovery of a standard via an IVOA identifier that refers to the standard. It also allows one to define concepts that are defined by the standard which can themselves be referred to via an IVOA identifier (augmented with a URL fragment identifier). Finally, it can also provide a machine interpretable description of a standard service interface. We describe the general model for the schema and explain its intended use by interoperable registries for discovering resources.
StandardsRegExt: a VOResource Schema Extension for Describing IVOA Standards
IVOA Recommendation 08 May 2012
- Interest/Working Group:
- Paul Harrison,Douglas Burke,Ray Plante,Guy Rixon,Dave Morris, and the IVOA Registry Working Group.
- Paul Harrison
This document has been produced by the Resource Registry Working Group.
It has been reviewed by IVOA Members and other interested parties, and has been endorsed by the IVOA Executive Committee as an IVOA Recommendation. It is a stable document and may be used as reference material or cited as a normative reference from another document. IVOA's role in making the Recommendation is to draw attention to the specification and to promote its widespread deployment. This enhances the functionality and interoperability inside the Astronomical Community.