The Committee Note describes a mapping table where CAP originators and CAP consumers can contribute “event” terms to better enable interoperability between systems.
OASIS is pleased to announce publication of Event Terms List for Use with the Common Alerting Protocol Version 1.2, a Committee Note from the members of the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee .
The variety of practices employed regarding event types in Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) messages makes it difficult to compare messages from different sources. The problem has been presented as an interoperability issue where some consumers of CAP struggle to compare differences in language and meaning of the terms used in the <event> element in CAP.
The <event> element is the focus for this Committee Note, as it is the only required element in CAP directly associated with the subject event for a CAP message. Aligning practices surrounding this element, as opposed to other possible candidate elements, is the choice adopted in this work product for addressing this interoperability concern.
The Committee Note is available here:
Event Terms List for Use with the Common Alerting Protocol Version 1.2
Committee Note 01
19 November 2020
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Members of the Emergency Management TC approved this Committee Note by a Full Majority vote on 19 November 2020 as documented in the ballot .
Our congratulations to all the members of the TC.
 OASIS Emergency Management TC