Within the IATI activity standard any number of links to supporting documents can be declared.
The main element for this is:
- document-link - a categorized link to an external document.
The following also enable the links from the iati-activity to external resources:
- activity-website - a website that provides more information about the specific iati-activity
- linked data - declaring the path at which information on the specific iati-activity is available as linked-data
When using the IATI activity standard to declare documents, the following should be considered:
- All document-link should be presented in the form of URLs (eg: http://example.org/exampledocument.odt)
- The URL must resolve to a valid internet address that provides direct access to the document in question.
- Attention should be paid by the publisher to any links that become obsolete.
- The same document can be presented in different languages via separate document-link elements.
- For every document presented either a title or category is expected (or both).
- The title element can be repeated for different languages, regardless of the language of the actual document.
- The free-text instances of title should avoid use of text in CAPITALS, where possible.
- In the IATI activity standard, documents that relate to the specific iati-activity would be linked to. Organisation/agency specific documents are published via the IATI organisation standard.
- For document category in the IATI activity standard, it is expected that the DocumentCategory code would be have the A prefix.
- Using the format attribute helps inform what to expect from the document.
- Use of the format must be accompanied by a code on the FileFormat codelist.
- The activity-website should be a URL to a page or website that is specifically about the iati-activity - not generic information (eg: http://www.example.com/en/activity/ABC123).