The LOC or framework is characterized by a set of properties applicable to other LOCs or frameworks respectively.
Individual LOCs or frameworks may be classified in many ways, including by topic. Categories will usually be assigned values for a controlled set. InLOC needs to look across all relevant classification practice, to see what properties should be included in what kinds of category.
The "atom:category" element conveys information about a category associated with an entry or feed. This specification assigns no meaning to the content (if any) of this element.
The "term" attribute is a string that identifies the category to which the entry or feed belongs. Category elements MUST have a "term" attribute.
The "scheme" attribute is an IRI that identifies a categorization scheme. Category elements MAY have a "scheme" attribute.
The "label" attribute provides a human-readable label for display in end-user applications. The content of the "label" attribute is Language-Sensitive. Entities such as "&" and "<" represent their corresponding characters ("&" and "<", respectively), not markup. Category elements MAY have a "label" attribute.
- The eCOTOOL Competence Model inherits categorization from Atom Syndication format.
InLOC represents classification using the LOCproperty "category", which allows the complete Atom structure, plus other optional sub-element including a label for the scheme and a number that can be used for ordinal priority. (Atom's category label is for the term.)