Standards Organization Role

The <std-org> element holds name and location information for one of the standards organizations responsible for publishing or adopting the standard. What part that standards organization played in the production or adoption of the standard can be described with this attribute, for example, “lead”, “co-producer”, “co-publisher”.

Used on Element: <std-org>

Text, numbers, or special characters.What part the standards organization played in producing or adopting this standard, for example, “lead”, “co-producer”, etc.
RestrictionThis is an optional attribute; there is no default.

Suggested usage

This attribute is a free and open list, without set values. The following values illustrate some of the roles that standards organizations might play in the production or adoption of a standard:
The standards organization was the lead producer of the standard.
The standards organization adopted the standard.
The standards organization joined with other standards organizations to produce the standard.


  <std-org std-org-type="sdo" std-org-role="lead">
   <std-org-name>American Petroleum Institute</std-org-name>
    ><addr-line>1220 L Street, N.W.</addr-line>