nfoWorks: tools for document interoperability

d120402 nfoWorks devNote
 ns/odf/ Namespace Segment Structure


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ns/odf/ Namespace Segment


tools for document interoperability

nfoWorks > ns> odf> Namespace Segment Description
  1. ODF-Specific Identifier Usage
  2. Application to ODF Versions

ODF 1.2

nfoWorks-issued identifiers beginning with are defined for use in OASIS Standard OpenDocument Format (ODF) document representations.  These fall under the overall ns/ Namespace and Identifier structure.

1. ODF-Specific Identifier Usage

1.1 ODF-specific nfoWorks identifiers can be for implementation-dependent/-defined features allowed for in an ODF specification. 

1.2 ODF-specific nfoWorks identifiers can be for extensions to a version of ODF.  In that case, the identifier occurrences arise as foreign-element tags, foreign attribute names, or foreign attribute values.

1.3 Extensions and implementation-dependent/defined features can also be for provisional features that are proposed in an OASIS ODF TC Committee Draft.  The nfoWorks-defined provisional identifiers are always different than reserved identifiers in the Committee Draft.  Upon approval of the reserved feature, smooth migration from provisional identifiers to reserved identifiers is possible.

1.4 ODF-specific nfoWorks identifiers can be used in RDF annotations and in OWL schemas associated with ODF documents without any particular conditions on being used in that manner.  Any recommended semantics for RDF usage will be provided in the specification of the identifier.

1.5 The definitions of each nfoWorks identifier and/or namespace specify the individual usage cases that apply:

  • identification of an implementation-dependent/-defined feature
  • identification of a supplemental extension involving foreign elements, attributes, or attribute values
  • identification of a provisional feature that is introduced as an extension or implementation-dependent/-defined feature in anticipation of a reserved ODF feature becoming approved.

2. Application to ODF Versions

2.1 The version of ODF for which an identifier is first introduced is defined in the next segment of the identifier URI.  Applicability to earlier and subsequent versions of ODF is also specified in the definition of the nfoWorks identifier.

2.2 The current sub-segments are:

  •  1.2/ for identifiers introduced for initial use in the expression of ODF 1.2 documents

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Hamilton, Dennis E.
nfoWorks  ns/odf/ Namespace Segment Description.   nfoWorks devNote page d120402c 0.05 November 2, 2012.  Accessed at <>.
Revision History:
0.05 2012-11-02-17:08 Broaden Provisional Cases
Both implementation-dependent/-defined and extension features may have provisional feature status.
0.04 2012-10-29-18:33 Explain Flavors of Extension Usage
The implementation-dependent/-defined, extension, provisional, and reserved identifier cases are identified.
0.03 2012-07-21-10:17 Review for Identifier Cases, Clean up Format
The cases are smoothed and permalinks added to the paragraph level.  A ToC is added to the sidebar and the wordings are improved.
0.02 2012-06-30-13:57 Expanded Treatment
Provide links to information on the standards and related material on nfoWorks Namespace Identifier practices.
0.01 2012-05-11-16:22 Provide Simple Description
An elementary definition is provided.
0.00 2012-04-20-17:04 Initial Placeholder
Provide boilerplate and initial professional-appearance insert page for the namespace landing page.  The text information is basically in the professional-appearance content.  There can be additional linked material here, however.

Construction Structure (Hard Hat Area)
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