Monday, July 11, 2005

GJXDM Information Exchange Package Documentation Guidelines

V1.1 - Final

Many justice and public safety organizations have been working to define information exchanges, conformant with the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM), to be used within their information sharing enterprise. Recently, a number of justice practitioner and industry organizations have been working to define “reference” information exchanges, intended as models for information exchanges that meet specific business needs. The Global XML Structure Task Force (XSTF) recognized the need to identify and describe a common set of artifacts to document the structure and content of a GJXDM-conformant XML instance used in an information exchange to meet a specific business purpose. This set of artifacts is referred to as “GJXDM Information Exchange Package Documentation.”

The products of these efforts have also been known as “Exchange Documents” and “Reference Exchange Documents” (or simply “Reference Documents”). This paper uses new terminology described in the Definitions section.

Version 1.1 incorporates comments from the XML Advisory Committee, GTTAC, and the XSTF. "Description" was changed to "Documentation", "GJXDM" was dropped while leaving it optional, and a few other minor suggestions by XML Advisory Committee, GTTAC, and XSTF members were incorporated.

The date of the "draft" version 1.1 (although not marked as a draft) was March 1, 2005. This is a "final" version 1.1 dated March 2, 2005 with a change to the file name from "...Description" to "...Documentation" and a few minor changes from comments on the draft version 1.1. No further changes are anticipated in the near future.

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