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.
letter is here:https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=49562
the FAQ is here:https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=49563
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.
CTO and Executive Director Standards Program
OGC: Making Location Count!
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