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Subject: Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1 Submitted for OASIS Standard

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Technical Committee has submitted the following
specification set, which is an approved Committee Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard:

Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Specification v1.1

The text of the TC submission is appended.

You now have until 15 January to familiarize yourself with the submission and provide input to your organization's
voting representative.

On 16 January, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. They will
have until the last day of January, inclusive, to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Specification should be
approved as an OASIS Standard or not.

Members who wish to discuss this ballot may do so through member-discuss@lists.oasis-open.org.

In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, this Committee Specification has already completed the
necessary 60-day public review period as noted in the submission below.

The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Specifications as OASIS Standards is found at

Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at:

Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly appreciated.


Mary P McRae
Manager of TC Administration, OASIS
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org
phone: 603.232.9090


The following items are hereby submitted pursuant to the OASIS

(a)Links to the approved Committee Specification in the TC's document repository:

    The OpenDocument v1.1 specification is available in

    1.OpenDocument format:

    2.PDF format:

    3.XHTML format: (zipped):

    The three schemas defined by the OpenDocument v1.1 specification are also
    available separately:

    1.OpenDocument v1.1 Relax-NG Schema (extracted from chapter 1 to 16 of the

    2.OpenDocument v1.1 Manifest Relax-NG Schema (extracted from chapter 17 of the

    3.OpenDocument v1.1 Strict Relax-NG Schema (extracted from appendix A of the

(b)The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee Specification:

    The editable version of the specification is the version in OpenDocument format
    listed above.

(c)Certification by the TC that all schema and XML instances included in the
    specification, whether by inclusion or reference, including fragments of such,
    are well formed, and that all expressions are valid;

    The contained schemas have been extensively tested, and the specification
    document itself was validated against the contained schema. Sample instance
    fragments and expressions were reviewed.

(d)A clear English-language summary of the specification

    The OpenDocument specification defines an XML schema for office applications
    and its semantics. The schema is suitable for office documents, including text
    documents, spreadsheets, charts and graphical documents like drawings or
    presentations, but is not restricted to these kinds of documents.

    The schema provides for high-level information suitable for editing documents.
    It defines suitable XML structures for office documents and is friendly to
    transformations using XSLT or similar XML-based tools.

    The OpenDocument v1.1 specification is a minor update to the OpenDocument v1.0
    OASIS Standard. Compared to the OpenDocument v1.0 specification, the
    OpenDocument v1.1 specification contains a couple of accessibility-related
    enhancements, error corrections and clarifications, and very few other minor

(e)A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar work of
    other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations;

    OpenDocument v1.1 supersedes an existing OASIS Standard, OpenDocument v1.0.

(f)Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they are
    successfully using the specification;



    3.OpenDocument Foundation:

    4.Royal National Institute for the Blind


(g)The beginning and ending dates of the public review(s), a pointer to the
    announcement of the public review(s), and a pointer to an account of each of
    the comments/issues raised during the public review period(s), along with its

    The public review started 27 July 2006, and ended 25 September 2006.

    The public review was announced on 27 July 2006:

    A list of comments/issues raised during the public review, along with their
    resolution, is available at:

(h)An account of and results of the voting to approve the specification as a
    Committee Specification, including the date of the ballot and a pointer to the

    The specification was approved as a Committee Specification at 19 October 2006.
    The ballot result is available at:

(i)An account of or pointer to votes and comments received in any earlier attempts
    to standardize substantially the same specification, together with the
    originating TC's response to each comment;

    No earlier attempt to standardize the same specification was made.

(j)A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating TC;

    The TC's comment archive is at:

(k)A pointer to any minority reports submitted by one or more Members who did not
    vote in favor of approving the Committee Specification, which report may
    include statements regarding why the member voted against the specification or
    that the member believes that Substantive Changes were made which have not gone
    through public review; or certification by the Chair that no minority reports

    The specification was approved unanimously as a Committee Specification.
    Therefore, no minority report exists.

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