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FHISO is currently working towards a suite of standards covering citations and legacy data formats. We are happy to announce that several drafts have reached the point where we would like to encourage comment and feedback from interested parties. The tsc-public mailing list is the preferred place for discussing this work.

Extended Legacy Format (ELF)

Extended Legacy Format (ELF): Serialisation Format

This document defines a file format that is fully compatible with GEDCOM, but with the addition of a structured, IRI-based extensibility mechanism which will be used in other FHISO specifications.

Extended Legacy Format (ELF): Date, Age and Time Microformats

This document defines microformats for representing dates, ages and times in arbitrary calendars together with how they are applied to the Gregorian, Julian, French Republican and Hebrew calendars in a GEDCOM-compatible manner.

Extended Legacy Format (ELF): Data Model

This document reformulates the tags of the lineage-linked GEDCOM form as an ELF data model, in the process clarifying its ambiguities and documenting best current practice.

Citation Elements

Citation Elements: General Concepts

This document defines the general concepts used in FHISO's suite of Citation Elements standards, and the basic framework and data model underpinning them.

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Citation Elements: Bindings for RDFa

This document defines a means by which citation elements may be identified and tagged using RDFa attributes within HTML and XML formatted citations, allowing an application to extract them in a systematic manner.

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Citation Elements: Bindings for ELF

This document defines how citation elements should be represented in FHISO's Extensible Legacy Format (ELF), a format based on and compatible with GEDCOM, but with the addition of a new extensibility mechanism.

Citation Elements: Bindings for GEDCOM X

This document defines extensions to the GEDCOM X data model and its JSON and XML serialisations to allow citation elements to be represented in GEDCOM X.

Citation Elements: Vocabulary

This document defines a collection of citation elements allowing the representation of information normally found in formatted citations to diverse types of source.

General Utility Components

Basic Concepts for Genealogical Standards

This document defines various low-level concepts, including those to relating to our use of strings and IRIs. It also defines the abstract foundations of our data model. This is content which will be used in many FHISO standards and so does not logically belong in any one particular higher-level standard.

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The Pattern Datatype

This document defines a dialect of regular expressions that is readily handled by many different regular expression engines, suitable for use in discovery and basic datatype validation.

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Simple Triples Discovery Mechanism

This document defines a simple, general-purpose discovery mechanism which provides a means for internet-connected applications to access information on any unfamiliar third-party extensions which they may encounter.

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