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Published Specification

Triple-S XML version 2.0

The current version. Please complete the on-line form to download the standard. Includes an on-line DTD and sample survey files.
September 2011

Triple-S XML version 2.0 Release Notes

Notes for implementers focusing on the new features of Triple-S XML Version 2.0

Frequently Asked Questions 

Answers to general questions about Triple-S XML.


Previous Specification

Triple-S XML version 1.2

The revised version. Includes an on-line DTD and sample survey files. July 2002

Triple-S XML version 1.1

The original version using xml syntax. Includes an on-line DTD and sample survey files. February 2000.

Triple-S version 1.1.  

The revised standard incorporating new features for two forms of comments; improved syntax for quantity variables and spread coding option for multiple-response variables. Includes sample survey files. 1998.

Triple-S version 1.0

The original standard describing variables and data for single, multiple, quantity, character and logical response variables. Includes sample survey files. 1994.

Triple-S Conference Papers

Triple-S: What Now?
Papers given at the Triple-S One-Day Conference held on Wednesday 21st September 2011 at Wills Hall, Bristol University.

The Triple-S standard by Geoff Wright - Paper given to Association of Survey Computing Conference "Open Standards: Breaking down the barriers" Imperial College, London UK. 19th September 2002.

Quan-products - communicating with the outside world by Mark Katz - Paper given  to the SPSS/MR User Group meeting. London September 5-6th 2002

Open Standards for the Research Industry by Nancy Tienhaara - DASHcati Software Ltd.

Triple-S XML: A standard within a standard by Keith Hughes, Stephen Jenkins and Geoff Wright - Paper given to Association of Survey Computing International Conference, Edinburgh UK, 1999.

The Triple-S Survey Interchange Standard: The story so far by Stephen Jenkins - Paper given to Association of Survey Computing International Conference, London UK, 1996.

Data Use and Reuse: The Movement and Use of Survey data across Different Hardware and Software Platforms  by Peter Wills - Paper given to International Conference of The Study Group on Computers in Survey Analysis, Bristol UK, 1992.

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