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Metadata Profile for the OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) V1.x
This specification defines a profile of the SAML V2.0 metadata specification for use in describing SAML V1.0 and V1.1 entities and profiles.
WS-ReliableMessaging 1.1
This specification describes a protocol that allows messages to be transferred reliably between nodes during software, system, or network failures.
Content Assembly Mechanism Specification Version 1.1
This specification uses business rules to define, validate and compose business documents from generalized schema elements and structures. CAM also provides the foundation for creating industry libraries and dictionaries of schema elements and business document structures.
eContracts Version 1.0
This specification describes the generic hierarchical structure of a wide range of contract documents, including negotiated business contracts, ticket contracts, standard form business and consumer contracts, and click-through agreements.
WS-SecurityPolicy v1.2
This document indicates the policy assertions for use with [WS-Policy] which apply to WSS: SOAP Message Security [WSS10, WSS11], [WS-Trust] and [WS-SecureConversation]. This document defines a set of security policy assertions for use with the WS-Policy framework regarding security features provided in WSS: SOAP Message Security, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation.
Digital Signature Services v1.0
This document defines XML request/response protocols for signing and verifying XML documents and other data. DSS consists of its core protocols (including elements and bindings), along with nine profiles: DSS German Signature Law Profile; DSS Advanced Electronic Signature Profiles; DSS Asynchronous Processing Abstract Profile; DSS J2ME Code-Signing Profile; DSS Abstract Code-Signing Profile; DSS Electronic PostMark (EPM) Profile; DSS Entity Seal Profile; DSS Signature Gateway Profile; and DSS XML Timestamping Profile.
Web Services Business Process Execution Language v2.0
This specification is intended to be used to model the behavior of both executable and abstract (that is, descriptive) processes.
WS-SecureConversation v1.3
This specification defines extensions for WS-Security to allow security context establishment and sharing, and session key derivation.
Web Services Transaction v1.1
This specification enables existing transaction processing, workflow, and other systems for coordination to hide their proprietary protocols and to operate in a heterogeneous environment. WS-Transaction consists of three documents: Web Services Coordination v1.1; Web Services Atomic Transaction v1.1; and Web Services Business Activity v1.1.
WS-Trust v1.3
This specification defines extensions for WS-Security for requesting and issuing security tokens, and for determining the trust of the issued security tokens.
Metadata Extension for SAML V2.0 and V1.x Query Requesters
The extension defines role descriptor types that describe a standalone Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) V1.x or V2.0 query requester for each of the three predefined query types in the SAML V2.0 specification.
ebXML Messaging Services Version 3.0: Part 1, Core Features
This specification defines a method for exchanging electronic business messages, most particularly Web Services-based enveloping constructs that support reliable, secure delivery of business information. Version 3.0 extends the specification to better address the diversity of back-end binding models, as well as the emerging trend in business activity monitoring.
CSS Grid Positioning Module Level 3
This module describes using CSS for grid-based layouts, similar to the grids traditionally used in book and newspaper formatting.
Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Format 1.0
EXI is a very compact representation for XML Infoset that is intended to simultaneously optimize performance and the utilization of computational resources, producing efficient encodings of XML event streams.
Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER): Grouping of Resources
This specification facilitates the publication of descriptions of sets of multiple resources such as all those available from a Web site. POWDER provides a means of describing a group of resources through the publication of machine-readable metadata. Examples include identifying content for appropriate audience consumption or for greater personalization.
CURIE Syntax 1.0
CURIE is a syntax for expressing URIs in a generic, abbreviated syntax whose purpose is to avoid the problems inherent in the definition of QNames, which insists on the valid use of XML element names.
ElementTraversal Specification
This specification provides a convenient alternative to existing DOM navigation elements. It allows script navigation of the elements of a DOM tree, excluding all other nodes in the DOM, such as text nodes. It also provides a way to expose the number of child elements of an element.
Service Modeling Language, Version 1.1
This specification provides a rich set of constructs for creating models of complex services and systems. Constructs include configuration, deployment, monitoring, policy, health, capacity planning, target operating range, service level agreements. SML uses XML Schema and a profile of Schematron.
Service Modeling Language Interchange Format Version 1.1
The SML Interchange specification is used to identify the model, to distinguish between documents containing the model definition and model instance, and to bind rule documents with other documents in the interchange set.
Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER): Description Resources
POWDER provides a means of describing a group of resources through the publication of machine-readable metadata. Examples include identifying content for appropriate audience consumption or for greater personalization. This document details the creation and lifecycle of Description Resources (DRs), which encapsulate such metadata.
Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER): Web Description Resources (WDR) Vocabulary
This is the namespace document for the POWDER vocabulary. POWDER provides a means of describing a group of resources through the publication of machine-readable metadata. Examples include identifying content for appropriate audience consumption or for greater personalization.
Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER): Web Description Resources Datatypes (WDRD)
This document describes POWDER's XML Schema, its datatypes and structure. POWDER provides a means of describing a group of resources through the publication of machine-readable metadata. Examples include identifying content for appropriate audience consumption or for greater personalization.
A MathML for CSS profile
This profile, a subset of MathML 3.0, facilitates the use of MathML in Web browsers.
XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model (XDM)
This data model defines the information contained in the input to an XSLT or XQuery processor and also defines all permissible values of expressions in the XSLT, XQuery, and XPath languages.
Behavioral Extensions to CSS
This specification provides a way to link to binding technologies, such as XBL, using CSS, taking advantage of the benefits of stylesheets, cascading selections, and transparency to the user.
RDFa in XHTML: Syntax and Processing
This specification defines a syntax -- rather than a specific vocabulary -- for attributes to be expressed in structured data. Rendered, XHTML hypertext data is reused by RDFa markup to avoid repeating significant data in a document's content.
Language Bindings for DOM Specifications
This specification defines an Interface Definition Language (IDL) to be used by specifications that define a Document Object Model (DOM). Precise language bindings for ECMAScript 3rd Edition and Java are also included.
GRDDL Test Cases
This document describes test cases for software agents that extract RDF from XML source documents, demonstrating the expected behavior of a GRDDL-aware agent.
Web Services Addressing 1.0 - Metadata
This specification defines how the abstract properties of Web Services Addressing 1.0 - Core are described using WSDL. It also includes WSDL metadata in endpoint references, and how WS-Policy can be used to indicate WS-Addressing by a Web service.
XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators
This document catalogs the functions and operators required for XPath 2.0, XML Query 1.0, and XSLT 2.0.
XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Formal Semantics
This document defines a precise, formal meaning to each of the expressions of the XPath/XQuery specification set.
Cascading Style Sheets Level 2 Revision 1 (CSS 2.1) Specification
CSS 2.1 corrects errors in CSS2: a new definition of the height/width of absolutely positioned elements; more influence for HTML's "style" attribute; a new calculation of the 'clip' property; and a few highly widely implemented features. In general, CSS 2.1 represents a "snapshot" of CSS implementation, use, and direction at the date of publication.
MTOM Serialization Policy Assertion 1.1
This specification describes a domain-specific policy assertion for the SOAP Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM) which can be specified within a policy alternative as defined in Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework.
XLIFF Version 1.2
XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) provides a single interchange file format -- in "strict" and "transitional" (downwardly compatible) variants -- that can be understood by any localization provider.
Extending RSS into a new specification, Atom makes it possible for developers to have a consistent, tightly-specified, well-documented XML format for both syndication and authoring of content.
Election Markup Language (EML) v5.0
Election Markup Language provides a structured interchange to support election and voting services. The EML specification details the core EML schemas as well as its simple and complex datatypes.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a system for applying presentation style to markup. CSS is best known for its use in styling HTML Web pages, but it is also well suited to presenting XML documents on the Web and on other media. Effective use of CSS is the key to separating the content from its presentation.
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xml:id provides a formal convention for attributes expressing unique identifiers for elements in XML documents. Discover how it avoids the pitfalls of Document Type Definition (DTD) ID types while providing a refreshing simplicity.
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XML Base
XML Base provides a means of associating XML elements with Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). Learn how to more precisely specify how relative URIs are resolved in relevant XML processing actions.
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Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects (XSL-FO)
With Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects (XSL-FO), an XML application for presentation, any user agent can render content to the exact specifications given by the developer. Discover the relationships between XSL-FO, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT).
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State Chart XML (SCXML)
State Chart XML (SCXML) is an XML application for expressing state machines. Learn how it came into being, and discover its relationship to voice technologies.
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Simple API for XML (SAX)
Simple API for XML (SAX), an event-driven XML API, defines a stream of events specifying XML structure as handed from the parser to the specialized handler code. Discover how SAX originated, and learn why it's considered to be one of the most efficient, yet one of the most difficult, ways to process XML.
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SQL with XML extensions (SQL/XML)
SQL/XML is a series of XML-related modules for the SQL database query language. Learn how this standard began, and read about the specifications that it covers.
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The SOAP protocol allows you to use XML to communicate between systems that are connected using lower-level Internet protocols. It provides a standard envelope for XML information to be transmitted through network messages, and optional conventions for the body of such messages. Understand the history of SOAP, as well as its relation to Web services, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), and Representational State Transfer (REST).
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Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT)
Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) allows you to describe transforms from an input XML document to an output tree, such as XML, HTML, or text. You can use it for sophisticated presentation of XML documents or for transforms from one XML format to another. Delve further into this successful language and discover what it, as well what EXSLT, can do for you.
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XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language
XQuery, a specification for querying XML data sources such as documents and databases, is a superset of XPath. Learn more about this programming language, including its numerous specifications that cover semantics, syntax, and core library functions.
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Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a model for describing collections of formalized statements about a Web resource. You can also think of RDF as a metadata system for the Web. Learn about this standard and about its relationship with the Semantic Web, Web Ontology Language (OWL), and more.
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XML Path Language (XPath)
XML Path Language (XPath), one of the most successful XML technologies, is a syntax and data model for addressing parts of an XML document. Learn more about this XML standard, which includes some features of a general-purpose expression language.
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XML Inclusions (XInclude)
XML Inclusions (XInclude) is a system for merging XML documents, similar to built-in XML external entities, but with added features. Learn how to assemble one large document from one or more smaller ones, and even to pick and choose parts of the component documents using XPointer.
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W3C XML Schema (WXS)
W3C XML Schema (WXS), a grammar-based XML schema language, is used to define and limit XML vocabularies. It is the foundation of some other standards in areas from XML messaging to data binding. Learn about its relationship to other schema language technologies.
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Canonical XML (c14n)
Canonical XML lets you create a physical representation of an XML document that allows for the variations in XML syntax without changing the meaning. Discover more about this standard method, which is useful for testing and digital signatures, among other things.
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Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) and Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)
Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) define a standard system for identifying resources on the Web, including HTML pages, XML documents, images, multimedia files, and more. Get to know how URIs, Uniform Resource Names (URNs), and URLs are related, discover the difference between absolute and relative URIs, and learn about Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs), an enhanced version of URIs with better support for non-English speakers.
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Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL)
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) is an application for the simple authoring of rich media or multimedia (audio/visual) presentations. Learn more about this XML standard often used for animation features in other languages.
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XML Namespaces
XML Namespaces allow you to provide universal names for elements and attributes in XML documents. Discover why and when you should take advantage of XML Namespaces, and learn about the importance of Resource Directory Description Language (RDDL).
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XML Information Set (Infoset)
XML Information Set (Infoset) allows you to describe an XML document as a series of objects with specialized properties. Read about this abstract data to better understand the basic structure of XML.
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Mathematical Markup Language (MathML)
Learn about Mathematical Markup Language (MathML), an XML application for expressing mathematical and scientific content. Use MathML for mixing mathematical content into other vocabularies such as XHTML and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).
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Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA)
Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is a system of Document Type Definitions (DTDs) and conventions for authoring and delivering technical information. Learn more about this standard that IBM produced to help organize its vast amount of data.
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Document Object Model (DOM)
Learn to use the Document Object Model (DOM), a tree API that provides direct access to parts of an XML document. DOM is probably the most popular means of accessing XML documents, offering convenience at the expense of performance.
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DocBook, an XML (and SGML) application for authoring technical books and documentation, has been around more than most XML formats. Read about the history of this format, and discover another, simpler version.
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Universal Business Language (UBL) v2.0
UBL is designed to provide a universally understood and recognized commercial syntax for legally binding business documents and to operate within a standard business framework.
Widgets 1.0
This document describes widgets, small client-side applications for displaying and updating remote data, packaged in a way to allow a single download and installation on a client machine. Widgets may execute outside of the typical Web browser interface. This document covers the packaging format, the config.xml file, and scripting interfaces for working with widgets.
Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages (GRDDL)
Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages (GRDDL) introduces markup for declaring that an XML document includes gleanable data and for linking to an algorithm, typically represented in XSLT, for gleaning the resource descriptions from the document.
Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture v1.0 (SOA-RM v1.0)
This Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture is an abstract framework for understanding entities and the relationships between them within a service-oriented environment. The reference model is intended to guide the development of consistent standards or specifications supporting the SOA environment.
WS-Notification v1.3 (WSN v1.3)
WS-Notification is a set of related specifications (Web Services Base Notification v1.3, Web Services Brokered Notification v1.3, and Web Services Topics v1.3) that defines a Web services approach to notification using a topic-based, publish/subscribe pattern.
Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) v1.1
WSDM enables management applications to be built using Web services, allowing resources to be controlled by many managers through a single interface.
ebXML Business Process Specification Schema Technical Specification v2.0.4
BPSS (or ebBP) provides capabilities to drive collaborative business processes, including standard and extensible business transaction patterns, semantic tailoring for processes and documents, support for modular definitions and complex nested activities, and support for the use of web service, hybrid, and ebXML assets.
Timed Text (TT) Authoring Format 1.0 - Distribution Format Exchange Profile (DFXP)
The timed text authoring format is a content type for representing text media for interchange among authoring systems that is associated with timing information. The Distribution Format Exchange Profile is for transcoding or exchanging timed text information among legacy distribution content formats presently in use for subtitling and captioning.
Web Services Policy 1.5 - Guidelines for Policy Assertion Authors
This guide is intended to provide direction for assertion authors working with the Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework and Web Services Policy 1.5 - Attachment specifications to create domain specific assertions.
HTTP Vocabulary in RDF
The terms defined by this document allow HTTP(S) headers that have been exchanged between a client and a server to be recorded in RDF format.
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) 3.0
SMIL 3.0 seeks to define an XML-based language that allows authors to write interactive multimedia presentations, which describe timing and synchronizing behaviors, associate hyperlinks with media objects, and describe layout. In particular, SMIL 3.0 modularizes some SMIL 2.1 components and allows for the reuse of syntax and semantics in other XML-based languages that need to represent timing and synchronization.
SOAP 1.2 Part 3: One-Way MEP
Complimentary to SOAP 1.2 Part 2, which defines a request-response Message Exchange Pattern (MEP), Part 3 of SOAP 1.2 defines an abstract presentation of a one-way MEP.
Composite Capability/Preference Profiles (CC/PP): Structure and Vocabularies 2.0
2.0 updates CC/PP to the latest version of RDF. CC/PP profiles describe device capabilities and user preferences in the presentation of content.
CSS Mobile Profile 2.0
A subset of CSS 2.1, this profile is considered a baseline for interoperability between implementations of CSS on constrained devices such as mobile phones.
Advanced XML Schema Patterns for Databinding Version 1.0
This specification provides an advanced set of example XML Schema 1.0 constructs in the form of XPath 2.0 expressions. These patterns are in widespread use and are considered to be compatible with databinding implementations.
Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) Version 1.1
SSML provides a standard way to control aspects of speech in Web and other applications, for characteristics such as pronunciation, volume, pitch, and rate.
DIAL Part 0: Primer
The Device Independent Authoring Language (DIAL) is an XML language profile of XHTML version 2, XForms, and Content Selection for Device Independence (DISelect). The goal of DIAL is to deliver a harmonized user experience across multiple delivery contexts.
GRDDL Use Cases: Scenarios of extracting RDF data from XML documents
GRDDL -- Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages -- is a mechanism for extracting RDF data from XML documents by way of transformation algorithms, typically represented in XSLT. This document collects a number of motivating use cases, their goals and requirements
Best Practices for XML Internationalization
This document describes best practices for developing XML documents and schemas that are internationalized properly and is a companion to Internationalization Tag Set.
Web Services Choreography Description Language: Primer
This primer presents an easy to understand tutorial on the uses and the features of the Web Services Choreography Description Language, a language for specifying peer-to-peer protocols where each party wishes to remain autonomous and in which no party is master over any other.
XHTML Role Attribute Module
This specification provides XML languages with the ability to integrate a "role" attribute into any markup language based on Modularization of XHTML 1.1.
CSS Module: Namespaces
This specification defines the syntax for using namespaces in CSS, introducing the @namespace rule for declaring a default namespace and for binding namespaces to namespace prefixes.
The XMLHttpRequest Object
XMLHttpRequest is an interface exposed by a scripting engine that allows scripts to perform HTTP client functionality, such as submitting form data or loading data from a server.
Guide to Versioning XML Languages using XML Schema 1.1
This guide provides a description of the versioning features in the XML Schema definition language and focuses on describing the different ways extra content can be added to create new versions of a schema.
Semantic Annotations for WSDL and XML
Semantic Annotations for WSDL defines how to add semantic annotations to various parts of a WSDL document such as input and output message structures, interfaces and operations.
Semantic Annotations for WSDL - Usage Guide
This usage guide illustrates how to associate semantic annotations with a Web service that could be used for classifying, discovering, matching, composing, and invoking Web services.
Delivery Context: XPath Access Functions 1.0
This document specifies a set of XPath functions that can be used to manipulate the Delivery Context associated with a request for an item of content.
GRDDL Primer
GRDDL -- Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages -- is a mechanism for extracting RDF data from XML documents by way of transformation algorithms, typically represented in XSLT.
Web Services Policy 1.5 - Framework
Web Services Policy is a machine-readable language for representing the policies, defined as capabilities and requirements, of a Web service. The Framework provides a general purpose model and corresponding syntax to describe these.
Content Selection Primer 1.0
This primer describes how DISelect can be used by authors to choose between different versions of content for different circumstances. It also describes DISelect in relation to other methods of content selection and further illustrates its use in a variety of scenarios.
WebCGM 2.0
WebCGM contains three components for the representation of 2D graphical content within Web documents: a profile of the ISO Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) standard for scalable 2D vector graphics on the World Wide Web, a WebCGM DOM, and a definition of a standard WebCGM XML Companion File to externalize non-graphical metadata. WebCGM 2.0 is also a ratified OASIS standard:
Web Services Policy 1.5 - Primer
Web Services Policy is a machine-readable language for representing the policies, defined as capabilities and requirements, of a Web service. This offers mechanisms to represent consistent combinations of those capabilities and requirements, to determine the compatibility of policies, to name and reference policies, and to associate policies with Web service metadata constructs.
Web Services Policy 1.5 - Attachment
Web Services Policy is a machine-readable language for representing the policies, defined as capabilities and requirements, of a Web service. Attachment defines two general-purpose mechanisms for associating policies with the subjects to which they apply: as part of existing metadata about the subject or independently associated through an external binding.
Device Independent Authoring Language (DIAL)
W3C: Working Draft: Device Independent Authoring Language (DIAL) provides a markup language for the authoring, generation, filtering, and presentation of Web page content across different delivery contexts with a primary focus on functional user experiences.
Service Modeling Language
This specification defines the Service Modeling Language (SML) used to model complex IT services and systems, including their structure, constraints, policies, and best practices. These models typically include information about configuration, deployment, monitoring, policy, health, capacity planning, target operating range, service level agreements, and so on. SML is based on a profile on XML Schema and Schematron.
Selectors API
Primarily used in CSS, this specification defines two methods for retrieving elements from the DOM using a group of Selectors.
SPML 2.0 (Service Provisioning Markup Language)
This provisioning request-and-response protocol contains the main specification, SPML v2, and two profiles: SPML v2 - DSML v2 Profile and SPML v2 - XSD Profile.
Emergency Data Exchange Language Distribution Element (EDXL-DE) v1.0
This specification describes a standard message distribution framework for data sharing among emergency information systems.
Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF) v1.2
This framework contains five specifications related to Web services and their relationship within the framework: WS-Resource v1.2, WS-ResourceProperties v1.2, WS-ResourceLifetime v1.2, WS-ServiceGroup v1.2, and WS-BaseFaults v1.2.
Basic XML Schema Patterns for Databinding Version 1.0
This specification provides example XML Schema structures and types to exchange commonly used data structures independent of programming language, database, or modeling environment.
CSS3 module: Generated Content for Paged Media
This module -- along with Paged Media and Multicolumn Layout -- describes how style sheets can express print publication details such as footnotes, headers and footers, and lists.
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