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Subject: TC Process Specification Requirements notice

To all TC Chairs and Editors:

On 22 June the OASIS Board of Directors approved an immediate change to Section 2.18 of the TC Process Policy [1]
regarding the requirement for XHTML. This requirement has been relaxed to once again permit submission of HTML or XHTML.
Please note that while OpenOffice and other Open Document Format implementations can save as valid XHTML, the output is
not styled properly and therefore not acceptable. Microsoft Office does not have an XHTML export at this time. Any TCs
authoring in DITA or DocBook should continue to produce valid (and properly-formatted) XHTML, as should any TCs
authoring directly in XHTML. 

Also, please remember that the conformance clause requirement went into effect 1 June. All documents submitted for
Public Review or Committee Specification Ballot must have a separate Conformance Clause section and all Statements of
Use must refer to that section.

"(dd) "Statement of Use", with respect to a specification, is a written statement by an OASIS Organizational Member
stating that it is successfully using or implementing that specification in accordance with the conformance clauses
specified in Section 2.18, and stating whether its use included the interoperation of multiple independent
implementations. "

"A specification that is approved by the TC at the Public Review Draft, Committee Specification or OASIS Standard level
must include a separate section, listing a set of numbered conformance clauses, to which any implementation of the
specification must adhere in order to claim conformance to the specification (or any optional portion thereof)." 

As always, please feel free to contact me (or your TC Staff Contact) with any questions or requests for assistance.



Mary P McRae
Manager of TC Administration, OASIS
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org  
web: www.oasis-open.org 
phone: 603.232.9090
[1] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php#2.18

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