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