A new version of the Europass XML Schema is planned to be released on Monday 16 June 2014. This schema implements some minor refinements, which refer to requests for further improvement of the Cover Letter domain definition, after the first couple of months of use of the new document and online editor.

The updated version is v3.1.1. The schema remains fully backward compatible with the previous version, therefore only a patch version update is required.

Preview versions of the updated XML and JSON resources can already be accessed at the following URLs:

Please note that as soon as v3.1.1 is released, the latest resources will be available at the canonical URLs, namely http://interop.europass.cedefop.europa.eu/data-model/xml-resources/ and http://interop.europass.cedefop.europa.eu/data-model/json-resources/, while the v3.1.0 resources will be archived.

Backward Compatibility

Version 3.1.1 is fully backward compatible with version 3.1.0. So, existing solutions producing Europass XML schemata will only need to update the reference to the new XSD.

The same goes for the Europass RESTful API. The change of the XML does not introduce any breaking changes to existing functionality.

A summary of the changes between v3.1.0 and v3.1.1 can be found below. For more detailed information you can consult the v3.1.1 XML Schema Documentation preview.

Changelog

EuropassPrintingPreferences.xsd

The format attribute of the Field element is enriched with an additional entry that corresponds to a newly added date format.

More specifically, the list of accepted values for formatting dates is enriched to include the value text/long/texts. This format is used when the address format includes the full day and year numbers, the full month name and also any arbitrary texts. E.g. in French "le 12 avril 2014".