The latest version of the Europass XML Schema—v3.2.0—has been officially released.
Please refer to the preview announcement as well as to the v3.2.0 XML Schema Documentation for further details.
The structure of the "
DocumentInfo" element, which describes the metadata of a specific Europass document, is enriched with an additional element named "Bundle". The purpose of the new element is to describe other Europass Documents that might be bundled together with the main backbone document denoted by the element "DocumentType".
This makes it possible to receive a Europass CV (DocumentType = "ECV") along with e.g. a Europass Cover Letter in a single document (Bundle.Document = "ECL").
The accepted values for the "name" attribute of the "Field" element are restricted, since they are no longer used by the implementation.
Previously the purpose was to be able to include information inside the "LearnerInfo" contents, but selectively hide it at the document level. Now this is dropped in favor of a much simpler approach, according to which any information that is added in the "LearnerInfo" contents is visible in the document as well.
The permitted texts for the name attribute have to do with printing preferences that have an effect on the order or position of sections, or on the format of specific information.
A new language is added, namely "kmer" (Cambodian). As a result, the version of the EuropassISOLanguages XSD becomes 1.7.0 (from 1.6.0).