In different publications I read sometimes CSW or sometimes CS-W for the standard of transferring metadata-documents. What is the correct 'official' spelling?

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It's CSW. Look here for more information about it than is healthy for one person to read.

Funnily enough in the spec, the abbreviations section has:

CSW Catalogue Service-Web

So I can see where the hyphenated version comes from, but I've not noticed it in any official documentation.

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