Document No.
OASIS / Common Alerting Protocol Version 1.2
Abstract/Scope

The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is a simple but general format for exchanging all-hazard alerts and public warnings over all kinds of networks.  CAP allows a consistent warning message to be disseminated simultaneously over many different warning systems, thus increasing warning effectiveness while simplifying the warning task.  CAP also facilitates the detection of emerging patterns in local warnings of various kinds, such as might indicate an undetected hazard or hostile act.  And CAP provides a template for effective warning messages based on best practices identified in academic research and real-world experience.

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Date of publication
2010
Pages
Common Alerting Protocol Version 1.2
Author
OASIS