1 Introduction

Active Directory Web Services: Data Model and Common Elements contains an XML data model and other protocol components (such as the definition of an XPath 1.0-derived selection language) that are used in various protocols that belong to the set of Active Directory Web Services protocols. The documentation for individual protocols contains references to this document, as needed.

Sections 1.7 and 2 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.