Implementation Date : 2003.06.09
Revision Date : 2012.08.01
Review Date : 2012.08.01
Next Review : 2016.08
- identification: Yes, only documents conforming to the well-formedness rules defined by the XML 1.0 specification will be identified as XML.
- validation: Yes. The FDA uses the validation rules specified in the XML 1.0 specification.
- characterization: Yes. Extracted technical metadata are described in section 2.2 of XML action plan background.
- migration: No
- normalization: No
- xmlresolution: Yes. An xmlresolution tarball will be created for all XML files in a package if they contain at least one named reference to an external schema/DTD/stylesheet and the reference can be resolved to a physical file.
- content: All textual content will be preserved. Data defined inside <CDATA> will be preserved as is.
- context: Yes. Contextual information described in XML documents will be preserved.
- behavior: External schema referenced by XML documents will be preserved. The validation status of the XML documents will be preserved. XML behaviors defined in <CDATA> section, such as java script, may not be preserved.
- structure: Yes. The tree-like element structure defined in XML documents will be preserved.
- appearance: N/A. XML does not contain appearance attributes. However, XML documents can be associated with XML style sheets to define their appearance. The preservation of XML style sheet is out of the scope of this document.
Long-term Preservation Strategy
Long-term Preservation Strategy for the original
Migrate to XML 1.1 when XML 1.1 is supported by the FDA.