VOTable Format Definition 
   Version 1.093   
   IVOA Proposed Recommendation  

François Ochsenbein http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/doc/VOTable/1.092/votable.htx http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/doc/VOTable/latest/votable.htx

Previous versions:
http://www.ivoa.net/Documents/PR/VOTable/VOTable-20031017.html   V1.0 (2002-04-15)

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


This document describes the standards fpr the version 1.1 of the VOTable format, and supersedes the 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 a Proposed Recommendation. The first release of this document was 15 April 2003.

This is an IVOA Proposed Recommendation made available for public review. It is appropriate to reference this document only as a recommended standard that is under review and which may be changed before it is accepted as a full recommendation. 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.