original Call For Participation for this TC may be found at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200112/msg00000.html
Charter for this TC was modified on xx September 2012; this change was
announced at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/xxxxxxxxxxx.html
Charter for this TC was modified on 27 June 2006; this change was
announced at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200607/msg00001.html
charter for this TC was modified on 5 December 2005; this change was
announced at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200512/msg00002.html
charter for this TC was previously modified on 24 July 2002; this change
was announced at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200207/msg00005.html
charter for this TC is as follows.
XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) TC
Statement of Purpose
purpose of the OASIS XLIFF TC is to define, through extensible XML
vocabularies, and promote the adoption of, a specification for the
interchange of localisable software and document based objects and
related metadata. To date, the committee has published three specifications
- XLIFF 1.0, XLIFF 1.1, and XLIFF 1.2 - that define how to mark up and
capture localisable data that will interoperate with different processes
or phases without loss of information. Currently the TC works on XLIFF
2.0 specification, i.e. the major new version. The specifications are
tool-neutral, support the entire localization process, and support common
software and document data formats and mark-up languages. The specifications
provide 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.
defines a standard but extensible vocabulary that captures relevant
metadata for any point in the lifecycle which can be exchanged between a
variety of commercial and open-source tools. The XLIFF standard has been
successfully fulfilling its purpose set by previous versions of this
charter. However, the standard has to move forward as the industry moves
forward. Therefore the XLIFF TC remains committed to producing major and
minor new versions and maintaining them as per developing industry needs.
first phase, completed 31 October 2003, created a 1.1 version committee
specification that concentrated on software UI resource file localisable
data requirements. The next phase consisted 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, and revising the XLIFF spec to 1.2 version to
support document based content segmentation and alignment requirements.
To encourage adoption of XLIFF, the TC had defined and published
implementation guides for some of the most commonly used resource formats.
These non-normative reference guides will need to be redeveloped for the major
2.0 version and for currently prominent content formats and standards such
as OASIS DITA and W3C MTHML5.
operates under the RF on RAND Mode of the OASIS IPR Policy, according to sections 4, 10.2.1 and 10.2.2: http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr
List of Deliverables
current OASIS XLIFF standard version is XLIFF 1.2 and is located here: http://docs.oasis-open.org/xliff/xliff-core/xliff-core.html
Technical Committee is currently working on the version 2.0 of the
normative deliverables for the 2.0 version will be:
2.0 Specification (HTML and pdf)
2.0 Core XML schema and schemas for modules included in the specification.
XLIFF TC plans to continuously work on minor
versions numbered 2.x, eventually 2.x.y. Minor versions numbered 2.x will
be produced by adding modules. Minor versions numbered 2.x.y will be
produced by correcting minor issues.
Should significant changes to the core be
required as result of industry developments, creation of a new major
version will be triggered.