XDF - A Language for the Definition and Exchange of Biological Data Sets

Header section

Title
XDF - A Language for the Definition and Exchange of Biological Data Sets
Permanent IRI (for citations and links)
http://www.tdwg.org/standards/108
Publisher
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Ratified
1991
Status
Prior standard
Abstract
A database …
prior standard 1991

Header section

Title
XDF - A Language for the Definition and Exchange of Biological Data Sets
Permanent IRI (for citations and links)
http://www.tdwg.org/standards/108
Publisher
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Ratified
1991
Status
Prior standard
Abstract
A database file exchange medium to handle diverse classes of biological data required for file transfers between different database projects
Bibliographic citation

TDWG XDF Subgroup. 1992. Exchange Data Format (XDF) Standard. IUBS Commission for Plant Taxonomic Databases (TDWG) http://www.tdwg.org/standards/108

Parts of the standard

This standard is comprised of one document.

Documents:

Title: XDF: A Language for the Definition and Exchange of Biological Data Sets
Permanent IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/xdf/doc/article/
Created: 1992
Last modified: 1992
Contributors:
Richard J. White (author)
Robert Allkin (author)
Publisher: IUBS Commission for Plant Taxonomic Databases (TDWG)
Abstract: XDF (the Exchange Data Format) is a database file exchange medium to handle diverse classes of biological data required for file transfers between different database projects. Data sets prepared in XDF consists of text files that are effectively independent of any particular project. XDF is a high-level language for describing biological data, with its own syntax and command vocabulary, analogous to the high-level programming languages used to describe software algorithms.
Note: Note: the article linked to the access uri does not seem to be the actual standard itself. See reference number 16 in the article.
Citation: TDWG XDF Subgroup (Authors: R. J. White and R. Allkin). 1992. XDF: A Language for the Definition and Exchange of Biological Data Sets. IUBS Commission for Plant Taxonomic Databases (TDWG). http://rs.tdwg.org/xdf/doc/article/