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Subject: Re: [xliff] the real final ... Final revised XLIFF TC charter

Hi Tony,

Much appreciation for all the hard work that went into this document. I 
would like us to add to the list of deliverables for June 21, the "XML 
Representation guide". I will commit to delivery on this one.

Best Regards,


Tony Jewtushenko wrote:
> Thanks to Bryan finding a duplicated paragraph ... the truly Final 
> version of the revised charter is as follows:
> Regards,
> Tony
> XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF)
> Statement of Purpose
> The purpose of the OASIS XLIFF TC is to define, through XML
> vocabularies, and promote the adoption of, an extensible specification
> for the interchange of localization information. To date, the committee
> has published two specifications - XLIFF 1.0 and XLIFF 1.1 - that define
> how to mark up and capture localisable data and interoperate with
> different processes or phases without loss of information. The
> vocabularies are tool-neutral, support the localization-related aspects
> of internationalization and the entire localization process. The
> vocabularies support common software and content data formats. The
> specifications provide an extensibility mechanism to allow the
> development of tools compatible with an implementer's own proprietary
> data formats and workflow requirements.
> The state of affairs in software and documentation localisation before
> XLIFF was that a software or documentation provider delivered their
> localisable resources to a localisation service provider in a number of
> disparate file formats. Once software providers and technical
> communicators commenced implementing XLIFF, the task of interchanging
> localisation data became simpler. Using proprietary and nonstandard
> resource formats force either the source provider or the localisation
> service provider to implement a costly and inefficient bespoke process
> for localising their content. For publishers with many proprietary or
> nonstandard formats, this requirement becomes a major hurdle when
> attempting to localise their software. For software developers and
> technical communicators employing enterprise localisation tools and
> processes, XLIFF defines a standard but extensible vocabulary that
> captures relevant metadata at any point of the lifecycle which can be
> exchanged between a variety of commercial and open-source tools.
> The first phase, now completed, created a committee specification that
> concentrated on software UI file requirements. The next phase consists
> of promoting the adoption of XLIFF throughout the industry through
> additional collateral and specifications, continuing to advance the
> committee specification towards an official OASIS standard, contributing
> to the development of standard localisation directives tag library and
> consuming it when available, and defining and publishing an
> implementation guide for document based content that addresses
> segmentation and alignment requirements. To encourage adoption of XLIFF,
> the TC will define and publish implementation guides for the most
> commonly used resource formats (HTML, RTF, Window Resources, Java
> Resource Bundles, .NET), and will include reference implementations of
> XLIFF 1.1.
> XLIFF TC work and deliverables adhere to OASIS IPR policy.
> List of Deliverables
> XLIFF 1.1 XHTML/HTML Representation Guide - June 21, 2005
> XLIFF 1.1 RTF Representation Guide - June 21, 2005
> XLIFF 1.1 .NET Representation Guide - June 21, 2005
> XLIFF 1.1 Java Resource Bundle Representation Guide - June 21, 2005
> XLIFF 1.1 Windows Resources Representation Guide - June 21, 2005
> XLIFF 1.1 PO File Representation Guide - June 21, 2005
> Submit XLIFF 1.1 for consideration as OASIS Standard - June 21, 2005
> In addition, the XLIFF TC will endeavour to deliver the following as
> time and resources permit:
> XLIFF 1.1 Reference Implementation (as Open Source? In collaboration
> with Trans-WS?)
> XLIFF 1.1 Document-based Content Implementation Guide (Segmentation &
> Alignment)
> Review and input to development of Standard Localisation Directives Tag
> Library
> XLIFF 1.1: Consume / Implement Standard Localisation Directives Tag Library


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