This document specifies the TAPIR protocol and the structure and syntax of TAPIR messages. This work is a product of the TDWG TAPIR task group, details of which can be found at www.tdwg.org/activities/tapir.

Target audience

This document contains technical details about the TAPIR protocol. Previous knowledge about HTTP, XML and XML Schema is assumed. This document was written for developers that need to build TAPIR compliant software, network administrators that need to prepare TAPIR documents, and users that want to directly interact with TAPIR services.

There are other documents about TAPIR available. For a general overview there is an Executive Summary. More specific information about how to build TAPIR networks can be found in the TAPIR Networks Guide.

Status of this document

Working draft under revision. This document may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. Publication as a working draft does not imply endorsement by TDWG as a standard.

The English language version of this document is the only normative version being prepared.

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  Last Modified: 27 May 2009