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Subject: Public Review of WebCGM 2.0

To: OASIS members, public announce lists

The OASIS CGM Open WebCGM TC has recently approved the following specification as Committee Draft and
approved it for public review:

WebCGM V2.0

The public review starts today, 25 March 2005 and ends 24 April 2005.

Public review from potential users, developers and stakeholders is an important part of the OASIS process to assure interoperability
and quality. Comments are solicited from all interested parties. Please feel free to forward this message to other appropriate lists
and/or post this information on your organization's web site. Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person via a web form found
on the TC's web page at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/cgmo-webcgm. Click the button for "Send A Comment" at the top of the

Submitted comments (for this work as well as other works of that TC) are publicly archived and can be viewed at
A summary and the file location follow below. 

Mary P McRae
Manager of TC Administration, OASIS


The scope of the WebCGM 2.0 specification includes three components:

1. an intelligent graphics profile of the ISO Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) standard (ISO/IEC 8632:1999), tailored to the
requirements for scalable 2D vector graphics in electronic documents on the World Wide Web;

2. a WebCGM Document Object Model (DOM), which provides an application programming interface to WebCGM objects in WebCGM viewers;

3. definition of a standard WebCGM XML Companion File (XCF), which allows applications to externalize some non-graphical metadata
from WebCGM instances, yet maintain a tight binding of the metadata to WebCGM objects.

WebCGM is a set of specifications targeted especially at the effective application of the ISO standard to representation of 2D
graphical content within Web documents.

CGM has been an ISO standard since 1987, and CGM has been a registered media type (image/cgm) for the Internet and the World Wide
Web since December 1995. WebCGM 1.0, comprising the original intelligent graphics profile of ISO CGM , was first published in 1999,
was re-released in 2001 with error corrections, and forms the basis for the WebCGM 2.0 intelligent graphics profile of this WebCGM
2.0 specification.


The initial WebCGM 2.0 CD for public review is available as:


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