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FAQ - ISO Standards Tag Set (ISOSTS)

How to extract publicly available sections

ISO agreed to make the sections Foreword, Introduction, Scope, Normative reference, Terms and definition and Bibliography publicly available.

In the ISOSTS XML all sections except Bibliography are marked up as <sec> with a specific sec-type attribute. The currently used sec-type values which are recognized as publicly available are:

The Bibliography is coded as a <ref-list> with the attribute content-type="bibl"

This is an XSLT example of how to convert an ISOSTS XML document into a document containing only publicly available sections. This stylesheet requires an XSLT2 processor and has been tested with Saxon.