Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This part of ISOIEC 23001 specifies the fragment request unit technology. It comprises a syntax and semantics for expressing a request for fragments of XML. It also specifies how such requests can be used in XML based systems such as ISO/IEC 15938-1 and ISO/IEC 23001-1. The technology can be used in resource constrained environments so that only the fragments of XML of interest at a given time need be transmitted to a requesting peer from a responding peer. It can also be used for node-by-node navigation of a remote XML document.