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).
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 19503:2005 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This International Standard was reviewed by the CSA TCIT under the jurisdiction of the Strategic Steering Committee on Information Technology and deemed acceptable for use in Canada. (A committee membership list is available on request from the CSA Project Manager.) From time to time, ISO/IEC may publish addenda, corrigenda, etc. The CSA TCIT will review these documents for approval and publication. For a listing, refer to the CSA Information Products catalogue or CSA Info Update or contact a CSA Sales representative. This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
This International Standard provides specifications for:
a. A set of XML Schema Definitions (XSD) production rules for transforming MOF based metamodels into XML Schemas.
b. A set of XML Document production rules for encoding and decoding MOF based metadata.
c. Design principles for XMI based Schemas and XML documents.
d. A set of production rules for importing XML DTDs to a MOF based metamodel.
This International Standard enhances metadata management and metadata interoperability in distributed object environments in general and in distributed development environments in particular. While this International Standard addresses stream based metadata interoperability in the object analysis and design domain, XMI (in part because it is MOF based) is equally applicable to metadata in many other domains.