API Metadata Standards

This document outlines existing standards for API description metadata.


Metadata is structured information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use, or manage an information resource (NISO 2004, ISBN: 1-880124-62-9).

Governmental metadata standards


United States

Coalition metadata standards


The X-Road initiative has provided documentation about their API standards, such as: * X-Road v6.4 -tiedonsiirtoprotokolla

International standards