The principal XML element that caracterised an ESS event is the category.
The category define events theme, the purpose of this section is to universalise all main stream events into generalist categories.
ESS event's categories are the essential, they create a virtual connection between all events that use ESS as standard.
ESS categories start from generic main stream theme definition and digg to more specific definitions. Each category have a specific unic identifier, this ID simplify ESS Processors feeds analysis to cross similarities with other events.
A Basketball match can de defined by: Sport (C) > Team Sport (C2) > Basketball (C2BA) The ESS category ID for such an event is C2BA (worlwide and forever).
A cinema can define a movie by: Art > Film > Action Movie The ESS category ID for such an event is A25B (worlwide and forever).
At the same time a portal that federate ESS event feeds can easily display the kind of events that interest its readers (A25B). There is no longer human interaction to reach the information: the source create the feed, the subscriber syndicate to the feed and with the category ID there are both talking about the same subject.
ESS categories structure
Category's item elements
|Hierarchic identifier location in the ESS indicated taxonomy.||String||FALSE|
|Language-Sensitive trivial category short name. Should not be longer then 64 characters||String||TRUE|
|Language-Sensitive category description that SHOULD NOT be longer then 512 chars.||String||FALSE|
|XML structure that enumerare an infinite number of
ESS categories sample
xmlns="https://eventstandardsyndication.org/history/0.9" version="0.9" lang="en">... >
>C2AH> >Football> > >Sport> >Team sport> >Ball> >Stadium> > >
>Specific Football Sport> >Here is the category specific description that match the best the event subject. ]]> > > > ... >
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- [RFC 3076] : Canonical XML Version 1.0