NIEM 5.0 Technical Architecture Changes

The changes to the NIEM technical architecture from NIEM version 4.* to version 5.0 are highlighted below.

Specifications

  • NIEM Naming and Design Rules will update from NDR 4.0 to NDR 5.0 (pending)

Changes

  • Simplified folder layout (#140)

  • Changed the character encoding of the XML schemas from “US-ASCII” to “UTF-8” for better international support (#125)

  • Added attribute xml:lang to reference schemas (#153)

  • Updated structures and appinfo utility schemas to version 5.0 based on NDR updates (#157)

  • Reestablished the structures:sequenceID attribute (#154)