Credential Transparency Description Language

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The information below is based on live, in-progress draft documentation of credentials and related properties and classes.

The information is intended solely for discussion and may change at any time.

Status of this Document

This document is published by the Credential Engine Technical Team as an Editor's Draft for consideration and comment by the Credential Engine Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and any other interested stakeholders. All comments are welcome.

At any time, this Editor's Draft may be updated, replaced, or declared obsolete by other documents. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress.


In the tables below, the following prefixes refer to the following schema sources:

General References
PrefixVocabulary NameVocabulary Title
asn Standards Network
ceterms Transparency Description Language
dc Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1
dct Metadata Terms
foaf of a Friend
lrmi Resource Metadata Initiative
meta Engine Meta Terms
obi Badges Technical Specification (Schema)
owl Web Language
rdf Description Framework
rdfs Schema 1.1
skos Knowledge Organization System
vann Annotation Vocabulary
vs Semantic Web Vocabulary Annotations
xsd Schema Definition
Controlled Vocabulary Concepts References (SKOS)
PrefixVocabulary NameVocabulary Title
actionStat Status Type Concept Scheme
agentSector Sector Type Concept Scheme
assessMethod Method Type Concept Vocabulary
assessUse Use Type Concept Scheme
audience Type Concept Scheme
audLevel Level Type Concept Scheme
claimType Type Concept Scheme
costType Type Concept Scheme
credentialStat Status Type Concept Scheme
creditUnit Unit Type Concept Scheme
deliveryType Type Concept Scheme
inputType Input Type Concept Scheme
learnMethod Method Type Concept Scheme
orgType Type Concept Scheme
purpose Purpose Concept Scheme
residency Type Concept Scheme
score Method Type Concept Scheme
serviceType Service Type Concept Scheme



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