Open standards refer to file formats, protocols and application interfaces that can be implemented by everyone.The standard specification is publically available and the standardization is open and transparent.
Search the catalog for open standards that are used by different levels of Canadian public administrations.
You may also add a standard or update its data using the Open Standards Form.
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|Standard||Description||Standard Setting Organization||Tag||Level of government||Administration|
|Unicode Transformation Format 8||UTF-8 is a variable width character encoding capable of encoding all valid code points in Unicode using one to four 8-bit bytes. The encoding is defined by the Unicode standard.||IETF||Web Text||federal federal||tbs-sct lac-bac|
|JSON Data Interchange Syntax||Text-based, language-independent syntax for defining data interchange formats.||Ecma International||Data||federal||tbs-sct|
|HyperText Markup Language 5||HTML5 is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the Web. It is the fifth and current major version of the HTML standard.||W3C||Web||federal||tbs-sct|
|Date and time format||An internationally accepted way to represent dates and times using numbers.||International Organization for Standardization||Date Time||federal||tbs-sct|
|Business Process Model and Notation||BPMN is a notation and graphical representation for specifying business processes.||Object Management Group||Process||federal||tbs-sct|
|Language codes||Internationally recognized codes for the representation of languages.||International Organization for Standardization||Languages||federal||tbs-sct|
Data is also made available in JSON format for open data and use in other applications.