International Virtual Observatory Alliance
This document describes the types of official IVOA documents and the process by which documents are advanced from Working Drafts to formal Recommendations.
This document has been produced by the Standard and Document Process Working Group.
It has been reviewed by IVOA Members and other interested parties, and has been endorsed by the IVOA Executive Committee as an IVOA Recommendation. It is a stable document and may be used as reference material or cited as a normative reference from another document. IVOA's role in making the Recommendation is to draw attention to the specification and to promote its widespread deployment. This enhances the functionality and interoperability inside the Astronomical Community.