genericode  /jinerrikod/

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2008-02-15: Genericode is now an OASIS committee specification (CS). The following CS 1.0 documents are available from the OASIS web site (links to that site below):


W3C XML Schemas

What is 'genericode'?

Genericode started as a project to define a standard format for defining code lists (also known as enumerations or controlled vocabularies). Code lists occur throughout all parts of IT (information technology), but there isn't a single standard way to manage them. This means that each new standards effort creates its own new solution, and this has caused a balkanization of the management of code lists.

Genericode aims to provide the following:

Where are the details?

See the OASIS links above. For some history, see:

Who is working on genericode?

The OASIS Code List Representation TC produced the standardised version of genericode.

The OASIS Code List Representation TC also has an area on the OASIS Wiki, which includes a list of known implementations of genericode (including software).

Genericode is in use by:

and others.

What does it cost?

Nothing, it's free to use.

What if I have questions?

Contact if you have questions or comments.

Last updated: 3 January 2015