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Subject: Note: v2.1! - 60-day Public Review for XLIFF Version 2.1 COS01 - ends Dec. 19th

Apologies for the earlier typo in the subject line...

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 5:09 PM, Paul Knight <paul.knight@oasis-open.org> wrote:
OASIS Members and other interested parties, 

Members of the OASIS XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) TC [1] have recently approved a Special Majority Ballot [2] to advance "XLIFF Version 2.1" as a Candidate OASIS Standard (COS). The COS now enters a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider its approval as an OASIS Standard.

XLIFF Version 2.1 
Candidate OASIS Standard 01 
12 October 2017 

XLIFF is the XML Localization Interchange File Format. It has been designed by a group of multilingual content publishers, software providers, localization service providers, localization tools providers and researchers. It is intended to give any multilingual content owner a single interchange file format that can be understood by any localization provider, using any conformant localization tool. 
While the primary focus is on being a lossless interchange format, usage of XLIFF as a processing format is neither encouraged nor discouraged or prohibited. 
This specification replaces or supersedes XLIFF Version 2.0, which was submitted to ISO TC 37/SC 5, went through a unanimous DIS ballot and is currently under publication (60.00) as ISO 21720. 

The TC received 5 Statements of Use from ENLASO Corporation, Felix Sasaki, Soroush Saadatafar, SDL Trados Studio, and Umbraco [3]. 

Public Review Period:

The 60-day public review starts 21 October 2017 at 00:00 UTC and ends 19 December 2017 at 23:59 UTC.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.


The prose specification document and related files are available here:

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Editable source:

ZIP distribution file (complete):

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

Additional information about the specification and the XLIFF TC may be found at the TC's public home page:

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility as explained in the instructions located via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:

Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at:

All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of “XLIFF Version 2.1,” we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification. 

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.


[1] OASIS XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) TC

[2] Approval ballot: 

[3] Statements of Use: 

    RF on RAND Terms Mode

Paul Knight  - Tel: +1 781-883-1783
OASIS - Advancing open standards for the information society - Document Process Analyst

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