When publishing IATI data, organisations should consider how to achieve the following:
- Format - IATI data should be formatted correctly as well-formed XML
- Valid - IATI data should pass the relevant IATI schema validation
- Rules - IATI data should satisfy the relevant Ruleset that provides additional conditions and logic.
When providing structured IATI data, publishers should also consider:
- XML is the chosen technical markup language of IATI - it is vital that published data meets the minimum requirement of “well-formed XML”.
- Schema validation is very important to ensure - IATI has different versions of the standard from which to operate.
- The Standard Ruleset enable additional logic in IATI data - such as the ordering of dates within data, and the formation of identifiers.
It’s useful to access structured IATI data because:
- When IATI data is well-formed, it can be more easily accessed and utilised in conjunction with other published IATI datasets.