The OASIS XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) TC members  have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:
XLIFF Version 2.0
Committee Specification Draft 03 / Public Review Draft 03
21 January 2014
This document defines version 2.0 of the XML Localisation 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 and among tools.
Advancing a multi-lingual data exchange standard for localisation. XLIFF TC currently works on the major new version of the XLIFF standard, XLIFF 2.0 that supersedes XLIFF 1.2 produced by the same TC. The 2.0 public review release contains a core specification along with 8 modules with advanced data and metadata exchange functionality in various areas such as translation candidates, size restrictions, formatting preview etc.
Public Review Period:
The public review starts 11 February 2014 at 00:00 GMT and ends 25 February 2014 at 23:59 GMT. The specification was previously submitted for public reviews . The announcements and the comment resolution logs are included.
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