|Olympic Data Feed (ODF)||Olympic Data Feed is a message’s
definition based on XML to send sport information from the moment it is
generated to a set of final customers. The idea of ODF is to define a unified
set of messages valid for all sports and several different systems.
The objectives of ODF are:
|ODF Projects||ODF was introduced for the Vancouver Games in 2010 and is a dynamic project with ongoing development of ODF. This development both refines and extends the documentation and as a result the documentation is split and improved for subsequent projects. For this reason there is not a single set of documentation available but a set per project. Users must ensure they use the appropriate documentation for the applicable project.|
|ODF documentation structure||ODF documentation is
structured in a set of different logical documents:
|ODF documentation versioning||Documentation is version according to the Rr-v.c status format. Each document is versioned independently in order to allow a
better change management, including a decrease of the impact between parts of
r is a unique and incremental number for each different Olympic Games, starting with 1 in Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, 2 in London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
v is the version number and is incremented after new functionalities or major changes are included in the documentation.
c is the correction number and is used inside a correction in order to indicate some errors have been corrected, without including new functionalities.
status is one of SFA or APP, meaning the status of the document. SFA=submitted for approval. APP=approved
|ODF schema||Schema is a language used
to describe the structure and restrictions in the contents of an XML message.
In the case of ODF, it is provided a schema that could be useful to develop
the XML messages or test these messages according to the ODF definition.
ODF messages, however, do not include any schema reference in the content of their structure when they are produced and sent. For this reason, the schemas should be considered as a development/testing tool.
|ODF samples||Along with the documentation, a set of samples are provided. Samples will be updated as more samples become available.|