Within the IATI activity standard any number of links to supporting documents can be declared.
The main element for this is:
document-link- a categorized link to an external document.
The following also enable the links from the
iati-activity to external resources:
linked data - declaring the path at which information on the specific
iati-activityis available as linked-data
When using the IATI activity standard to declare related documents, the following should be considered:
document-linkshould be presented in the form of URLs (eg: http://example.org/exampledocument.odt)
The URL must resolve to a valid internet address that provides direct access to the document in question.
Attention should be paid by the publisher to any links that become obsolete.
If the documents are in different languages, which are available at different URLs, then repeat the
If the same document has multiple languages within it, then repeat the
For every document presented a
titleand at least one
titleelement can be repeated for different languages, regardless of the language of the actual document.
The free-text instances of
titleshould avoid use of text in CAPITALS, where possible.
In the IATI activity standard, documents that relate to the specific
iati-activitywould be linked to. Organisation/agency specific documents are published via the IATI organisation standard.
categoryin the IATI activity standard, it is expected that the DocumentCategory code would be have the A prefix.
When a document has multiple categories, then the
categoryelement can be repeated.
@formatattribute helps inform what to expect from the document.
Use of the
@formatmust be accompanied by a code on the
document-date/@iso-datewould normally be the production or published date of the relevant document to identify the specific document version.
In versions 2.01 and above, the following must also be considered:
The schema data type used for some data fields where a URL is expected is now set as xsd:anyURI.
activity-websiteelement has been removed. These can now be expressed as a
document-linkwith the relevant FileFormat and DocumentType codes.
Any freetext title must be included in the child
narrativeelement, which can be repeated for different languages.