VOTable Documentation


VOTable is an XML format defined for the exchange of
tabular data in the context of the virtual observatory.
The definitions enclosed here are do not represent the 
agreed VOTable which is located at 
http://www.ivoa.net.
completeness – 

||The version 1.1 of the VOTable definition can be used and accessed 
as:
& A discussion list is available at , and the messages can be viewed at http://www.ivoa.net/forum/votable/

More generic definitions of the VO standards are to be found at http://www.ivoa.net


1  The VOTable document history

The VOTable document is evolving, as a consequence of the lively discussions. The documents currently available are the following:

||Version 
   ||Date 
   ||Documents
        ||Comments
  ||
||1.1
   ||11-Aug-2004
   ||
   	HTML
   ||
	PDF
   ||
	(LaTeX)
   ||IVOA Recommendation
 ||
  ||1.093
   ||25-Apr-2004
   ||HTML
   ||PDF
   ||(LaTeX)
   
 ||||
  ||1.091
   ||January 2004
   ||HTML
   ||PDF
   ||(LaTeX)
   
 ||||
||1.0
   ||15-Apr-2002
   ||
   	HTML
   ||
	PDF
   ||
	(LaTeX)
   ||Slightly modified compared to version 0.99
 ||
  ||0.99 
   ||09-Apr-2002
   ||HTML
   ||PDF
   ||(LaTeX)
   
 ||||
  ||0.97  ||02-Apr-2002
   ||HTML
   ||PDF
   ||(LaTeX)
   
 ||||
  ||0.96  ||26-Mar-2002
   ||HTML
   ||PDF
   ||(LaTeX)
   
 ||||
  ||0.94  ||11-Mar-2002
   ||HTML
   ||PDF
   ||(word)
   ||Comments by Tom McGlynn   ⋅  
    About VOQueries by Clive Davenhall
 ||
  ||0.4  ||18-Jan-2002
   ||HTML
   ||PDF
   ||(word)
   ||Combined Comments by Clive Davenhall et al.
	(23-Jan-2002)
 ||
 ||0.3  ||03-Jan-2002 
 
 ||
 || ||(word) 
 ||||
 ||0.2  ||31-Dec-2001 
 
 ||
 || ||(word) 
 ||||
 ||0.1  ||18-Nov-2001 
 
 || ||PDF
  ||(word) 
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2  The Meeting of the Opticon Interoperability WG

A meeting of the Interoperability WG of Opticon, the Optical Infrared Coordination Network, was held on 28/29 January 2002 at Strasbourg. The VOTable initiative was discussed essentially on Tuesday 29 January.

Presentation by Bob Hanisch

Notes about the VOTable discussions have been prepared by François Ochsenbein

3  XML Links

The W3C documents are available from http://www.w3.org/TR/ More specifically, some interesting documents in the VO context are

4  Related Documents


Last update: 2004-11-27   
   François Ochsenbein