Project Title

Data Entity Dictionary Specificaton Language (DEDSL) - XML Schema



Document Number



2.01 Data Archive Interoperability Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

XML Schema version of the current DEDSL Standards in PVL and XML DTD.  XML Schema is a more modern and more powerful language with tools available to support its use which are not available for the PVL and/or XML DTD formats.

Applicable Patents

There are no patent issues for this technology that are known by the CCSDS community

Patent Comments

Survey of Similar Standards
Documents or Projects
Undertaken in Other Bodies
and elsewhere in CCSDS


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

CNES, who edited previous DEDSL documents

Prototype 1

Not Required

Prototype 1 Resources

Not Required for Orange Book

Prototype 2

Not Required

Prototype 2 Resources

Not Required for Orange Book

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources


Monitor Only


Resource Comments

This standard will be written on the pattern on the other DEDSL existing implementation standards, taking into account the new CCSDS XML rules, thus requiring a minimal effort from the different parties.


Legend for Schedule Milestones
Orange Bullet = Required for Orange Books
Green Bullet = Required for Green Books
Magenta Bullet = Required for Magenta Books
Blue Bullet = Required for Blue Books
Note - Red Books are Draft Blue/Magenta Books

Schedule Milestones
Orange BookGreen BookMagenta BookBlue Book
Original Completion Date
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Estimated Completion Date
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Actual Completion Date
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/28/20082/2/201510/28/2008
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/28/20082/2/201510/28/2008
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/15/20103/13/20154/5/2015Work will start following completion of resource usage on PAIS, CADS: from now, the PAIS BB is closed and GB should be finished within this year; furthermore the resources embedded in DEDSL and PAIS at CNES are different.
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/15/20114/10/20156/30/2015
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/15/20116/12/20158/31/2015
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/15/20117/10/201511/30/2015
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/15/201211/30/201611/30/2016Awaiting decision on 2nd prototype - this will determine whether the book proceeds to BB or OB
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/31/201212/20/201512/20/2015
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/30/20122/12/20172/12/2017
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/30/20123/11/20173/11/2017
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet8/15/20124/8/20174/8/2017
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/15/20124/8/20174/8/2017
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/15/20139/6/20179/6/2017
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet1/31/20127/1/20177/1/2017
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet7/30/20123/30/20183/30/2018Waiting for info from CNES about 1st prototype
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/15/201311/3/20186/15/2018
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 372.0
Created at 11/5/2008 6:29 PM by Garrett John
Last modified at 6/15/2018 2:46 PM by Brian Oliver