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Subject: XLIFF v1.2 Submitted for OASIS Standard

OASIS Members:

The OASIS XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) Technical Committee
has submitted the following specification set, which is an approved Committee
Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard:


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

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


(a) Committee Specifications and appropriate supplemental documentation 
XLIFF 1.2 Committee Specification 
 - (HTML) http://docs.oasis-open.org/xliff/v1.2/cs02/xliff-core.html  
 - (PDF) http://docs.oasis-open.org/xliff/v1.2/cs02/xliff-core.pdf  
XLIFF Schemas 
 - Strict http://docs.oasis-open.org/xliff/v1.2/cs02/xliff-core-1.2-strict.xsd

 - Transitional
XLIFF-Related Documents: 
 - Representation Guide for HTML - 
 - Representation Guide for Java Resource Bundles - 

 - Representation Guide for Gettext PO - 
(b) Editable version of all files that are a part of the specification 
 - See the links above to the HTML version of the Specification and
Representation Guides 

(c) Certification of XML validity (schemas, and samples) 
 - TC certifies XML validity 

(d) A clear English-language summary of the specification 
The XLIFF 1.2 Specification defines the XML Localization Interchange File Format
(XLIFF). The purpose of this vocabulary is to store localizable data and carry
it from one step of the localization process to the other, while allowing
interoperability between tools. 
The specification is tool-neutral, supports the entire localization process, and
supports common software, document data formats, and mark-up languages. The
specification provides an extensibility mechanism to allow the development of
tools compatible with an implementer's data formats and workflow requirements.
The extensibility mechanism provides controlled inclusion of information not
defined in the specification. 
(e) Statement of the relationship of this specification to similar work of other
OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations 
 - XLIFF is an XML-based vocabulary (http://www.w3.org/XML/). 
 - XLIFF is represented in the DITA Translation Subcommittee, and will be
featured in a translation best practices document
 - XLIFF has a working relationship with LISA/OSCAR standards related to
Translation and Localization (http://www.lisa.org/), and is a requirement for
several LISA standards like 
 - - TMX (http://www.lisa.org/standards/tmx/), Support XLIFF inline markup in
TMX 2.0 is in progress at this moment (draft posted for public review). 
 - - GMX-V (http://www.lisa.org/standards/gmx/), XLIFF is a requirement 
 - - xml:tm (http://www.lisa.org/standards/xmltm/), XLIFF is a requirement 
(f) Statements of Use 
 - Lionbridge Inc.- 
 - SDL International - 
 - Idiom Technologies Inc.- 
 - Localisation Research Centre (LRC), University of Limerick - 
(g) Public Review announcements and dates 
 - 60 day (14 July 2006, and ends 12 September 2006)  
 - 15 day (5 January 2007, and ends 20 January 2007) 
 - 15 day (2 May 2007, and ends 17 May 2007) most recent public review 
 - comment (May 3 2007)-
 - - resolution - In next release, reference to XML URL will not refer to a
specific edition 

(h) An account of and results of the voting to approve the specification as a
Committee Specification 
Opening: Monday, 16 July 2007 - Closing: Monday, 23 July 2007 
Yes: 10, No: 0, Abstain: 0 
(i) An account of or pointer to votes and comments received in any earlier
 - N/A (no comments on earlier votes) 

(j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive 
 - http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xliff-comment/   
(k) A pointer to any minority reports delivered by one or more Members 
 - Chairs certify that no minority report exists

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