IVOA Working Draft 1.091 http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/doc/VOTable/votable-1-1.htx http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/doc/VOTable/votable-1-0.htx 1.0 (2002-04-15)

VOTable Format Definition

\makebox[10em][l]François Ochsenbein   Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France
\makebox[10em][l]Roy Williams   California Institute of Technology, USA
\makebox[10em][l]with contributions from:
\makebox[10em][l]Clive Davenhall   University of Edinburgh, UK
\makebox[10em][l]Daniel Durand   Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, Canada
\makebox[10em][l]Pierre Fernique   Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France
\makebox[10em][l]David Giaretta   Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
\makebox[10em][l]Robert Hanisch   Space Telescope Science Institute, USA
\makebox[10em][l]Tom McGlynn   NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
\makebox[10em][l]Alex Szalay   Johns Hopkins University, USA
\makebox[10em][l]Mark B. Taylor   Physics, Bristol University, UK
\makebox[10em][l]Andreas Wicenec   European Southern Observatory, Germany


This document describes the standards adopted for the version 1.1 of the VOTable format, and supersedes the previous version 1.0 of 15 April 2002. The differences between versions 1.0 and 1.1 are summarized in the last section.

The main part of this document describes the adopted part of the VOTable standard; it is followed by appendices presenting extensions which have been proposed and/or discussed, but which are not part of the standard.

Status of this document

This is an IVOA Proposed Recommendation for review by IVOA members and other interested parties. It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use IVOA Working Drafts as reference materials or to cite them as other than ``work in progress''. A list of current IVOA Recommendations and other technical documents can be found at http://www.ivoa.net/Documents/.


This document is based on the W3C documentation standards, but has been adapted for the IVOA.