Currently the <iati-identifier> element is used in both the activity and organisation schemas, and as such is referenced from the definition in the common schema.
However, the iati-identifier element has a slightly different use in the case of identifying an activity or an organisation.
I'm not sure what to propose. Maybe we remove iati-identifier from the common schema and supply separate definitions in the activity and organisation schemas.
This change is to deal with the problem that in an 'organisation file' the iati-identifier element has a different meaning to an element of the same name used in an activity file.
The change we have made can be inspected here:
When adopting version 2.01, publishers would need to alter their organisation files, and any processes for generating those files, to deal with a renaming of the element. Data users would also need to be aware of the change.
This is being addressed in 2.01 - therefore moving this to an appropriate forum.
Am I correct that this would have no impact on current reporting practices?
2.01 proposes a change to the organisation schema:
<iati-identifier> is replaced in org schema with <organisation-identifier>