XidML.org

Welcome to xidml.org - a website for the XidML community

Overview

XidML (eXtensible Instrumentation Definition Markup Language) is an XML method for storing and exchanging information on how data is acquired, processed and packaged for transmission, storage or reproduction. In particular, XidML is designed to store and exchange information between multiple vendors and user-groups about complex instrumentation gathering thousands of parameters.

XidML 3.0 and XdefML 3.0 were both released by a trustees meeting at ETC in June. This website has been simplified to ensure easy access to the released standard and associated documentation and tools as listed below. As would be expected after a major release the forum topics page has been cleared as we try and gather the ideas being suggested for later releases. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Changes to website

The current schema, examples, X-Essential wallchart and XidML Tutorials can all be viewed/downloaded. Earlier schemas and associated documentation have been archived, to view, click archive.

Tools

The X-Tools suites consist of an XdefML file editor (called XdefML Assistant), a generic XidML file validator (called X-Validate), a XidML-2.41 to XidML-3.0.0 file translator (called X-Translate) and an application for generating HTML reports from a XidML file (called X-Report).