This document describes the structures making up the version 1.2 of the VOTable standard,
which supersedes the version 1.1 of 08 August 2004. The differences between versions
1.1 and 1.2 are summarized in the last section.
The main part of this document describes the adopted part of the VOTable standard;
it is followed by appendices presenting extensions which have been proposed and/or
discussed, but which are not part of the standard.