For the last 9 months, the OGC members have
been discussing a transition from the OGC XLink schema to
the new W3C XLink 1.1 schema. Back in 2000 when the OGC
first needed XLink for GML, the W3C did not have an approved
schema. So, the OGC defined their own schema based on the
W3C XLink recommendation. Last year several market forces,
such as US Government procurement requirements, dictated
that we switch to the W3C XLink 1.1 schema. Last week I
developed an overview letter with updated information on the
transition. Based on Member feedback, I also wrote an XLink
transition FAQ. The FAQ is a living document that I can
updated based on feedback and additional information.
The letter is here:
and the FAQ is here:
I am not sure what the impacts might be to the EDXL schema.
I do know that GML instance documents are OK and require no
changes. The letter describes the location of the OGC beta
schemas. The actual transition date is July 21. Apologies
for the late notification but the beta schemas were not
ready until mid June and the final Member approval just
occurred two weeks ago.
Carl Reed, PhD
CTO and Executive Director Standards Program
Open Geospatial Consortium
The OGC: Making Location Count!
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