Helping you make the most of Criterion Standards

We provide a range of documentation to assist and support you when implementing our Standards. The documents range from outlines and overviews, to best practice and guidance on usage.

Standards Guides

Standards Overview -  Outlines the Standards available and how they can be applied.

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Standards Catalogue -  Full list of the Standards available, documents and components associated with the publication and more.

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Life and Pensions End to End Case Study -  How Standards and services support the end to end process for Life and Pensions organisations.

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Platforms End to End Case Study -  How Standards and services support the end to end process for Platform organisations.

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Auto Enrolment End to End Case Study -  Comprehensive view of how Standards support the end to end process for Auto Enrolment.

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Standards Implementation Guidelines -  How best to implement our Standards and best practice for testing messages and message patterns.

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Sample Message Guides - Sample list of message types maintained across the Criterion Standards community for use in applications which exchange our Standard compliant XML messages. The HTTP Message Transmission Guidelines and the SOAP Web Services Architecture provide more details.

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ID/IDREFS Explained  Explains IDREFs and their application within Standards. Readers need a basic knowledge of data models, XML and XML Schema. 

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XML Schema 1.1 and Criterion Schemas - How the new features introduced with XSD 1.1 could benefit the Criterion Standards community.

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Standards Management Documentation

Publication and Change Policy - Full details of how Criterion Standards are versioned and published, and how change is managed.

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Namespaces and Criterion Messages - Policies adopted by the Criterion Standards holders' community for the use of XML Namespaces within the Criterion Standards schemas and associated XML messages.

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Schema WSDL checklist - A checklist of recommendations and advice for implementing our schemas.

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