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StandardsRegExt: a VOResource Schema Extension for Describing IVOA Standards
Version 1.0

IVOA Proposed Recommendation 13 February 2012

Interest/Working Group:
Paul Harrison, Douglas Burke, Ray Plante, Guy Rixon, Dave Morris, and the IVOA Registry Working Group.
Paul Harrison, Ray Plante


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.

Status of this document

This is an IVOA Proposed Recommendation made available for public review.
It is appropriate to reference this document only as a recommended standard that is under review and which may be changed before it is accepted as a full recommendation.

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