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 firstname.lastname@example.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 http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php#3.4 Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ipr.php Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly appreciated. Mary Mary P McRae Manager of TC Administration, OASIS email: email@example.com phone: 603.232.9090 ----------------------- The following items are hereby submitted pursuant to the OASIS requirements: (a)Links to the approved Committee Specification in the TC's document repository: The OpenDocument v1.1 specification is available in 1.OpenDocument format: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/20848/OpenDocument-v1.1-cs1.odt 2.PDF format: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/20847/OpenDocument-v1.1-cs1.pdf 3.XHTML format: (zipped): http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/20846/OpenDocument-v1.1-cs1_html.zip 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 specification): http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/20845/OpenDocument-schema-v1.1-cs1.rng 2.OpenDocument v1.1 Manifest Relax-NG Schema (extracted from chapter 17 of the specification): http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/20843/OpenDocument-manifest-schema-v1.1-cs1.rng 3.OpenDocument v1.1 Strict Relax-NG Schema (extracted from appendix A of the specification): http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/20844/OpenDocument-strict-schema-v1.1-cs1.rng (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 enhancements. (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; 1.IBM: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200611/msg00004.html 2.Novell: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200612/msg00026.html 3.OpenDocument Foundation: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200611/msg00003.html 4.Royal National Institute for the Blind http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200611/msg00056.html 5.Sun: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200612/msg00001.html (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 resolution; The public review started 27 July 2006, and ended 25 September 2006. The public review was announced on 27 July 2006: http://www.oasis-open.org/archives/members/200607/msg00015.html A list of comments/issues raised during the public review, along with their resolution, is available at: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/20685/OpenDocument-v1.1-comments.odt (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 ballot; The specification was approved as a Committee Specification at 19 October 2006. The ballot result is available at: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/office/ballot.php?id=1129 (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: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office-comment/ (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 exist. The specification was approved unanimously as a Committee Specification. Therefore, no minority report exists.