ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34
Document Description and Processing Languages
Secretariat: Japan (JISC)
|TITLE||Resolutions of SC 34 Plenary Meeting, 2008-04-05/09, Oslo, Norway|
|SOURCE||SC 34 Secretariat|
|STATUS||Resolutions adopted at the SC 34 Plenary Meeting held in Oslo, Norway, 2008-04-05/09.|
|DISTRIBUTION||P, O and L Members of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 ; ISO/IEC JTC 1 Secretariat; ISO/IEC ITTF|
Secretariat ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34
- IPSJ/ITSCJ (Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan)*
Room 308-3, Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan Bldg., 3-5-8, Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
*Standard Organization Accredited by JISC
Telephone: +81-3-3431-2808; Facsimile: +81-3-3431-6493; E-mail: kimura @ itscj.ipsj.or.jp
Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Norway, South Africa, Sweden, UK, USA, Ecma International and the XML Guild
SC 34 resolves that accessibility considerations will be taken fully into account in current and future projects and urges its members to review the work of JTC1 SWG-A (especially PDTR 29138), W3C WAI and others, and to play an active part in the implementation and further development of accessibility guidelines
SC 34 requests that the SC34 Secretariat / Japanese National Body make a report to the next SC34 Plenary Meeting on the results of the JTC1 SWG-A meeting in Tokyo, Japan, 16-19 June 2008.
SC 34 is the JTC 1 designated maintenance body for ISO/IEC 29500 (Office Open XML file formats).
The passage of ISO/IEC 29500 has instituted a new era of standards activity in SC 34 related to document formats. ISO/IEC 29500 does not represent an isolated phenomenon, since SC 34 is also responsible for ISO/IEC 26300 and for interoperability between these and other projects.
SC 34 envisages the creation of three distinct working groups that meet the needs of:
and wishes to incorporate existing expertise on these standards.
For these reasons, SC 34 hereby establishes an ad hoc group pursuant to the JTC 1 Directives, clause 2.6.2, for investigating how the first of these groups may be set up most effectively.
Terms of Reference
The terms of reference for the group are as follows:
The proposal shall be drafted by the convenor as one or more resolutions (with supporting explanatory material) that may be discussed, revised and adopted by SC 34.
The ad hoc group should consider the following factors in making its recommendations to the convenor:
a) A new working group should be created in SC 34 for the purpose of maintenance of ISO/IEC 29500 pursuant to Section 15 of the JTC 1 Directives for standards maintenance.
b) Editors and editing teams should be nominated as well as mechanisms for the nomination of editors and editing teams for ISO/IEC 29500.
c) Transparency of process, consistent with JTC 1 Directives, is a goal of the recommended process.
d) Consideration should be given to how Ecma and ISO/IEC versions of ISO/IEC 29500 may be best kept synchronized.
e) The proposal should recommend ways in which onward work on ISO/IEC 29500 may be carried out in as timely a way as possible, without recourse to the accelerated mechanisms of PAS or Fast Track procedures.
[Note: This group will focus only on the initial collection of comments on ISO/IEC 29500. The long-term maintenance of ISO/IEC 29500 will be addressed by Ad Hoc Group 1.]
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 establishes Ad Hoc Group 2 in accordance with subclause 2.6.2 of the JTC 1 Directives, with the following terms of reference:
As soon as the Ad Hoc Group 2's comment collection mechanism is operational, NBs and liaisons are encouraged to use that mechanism to report possible editorial or technical defects in ISO/IEC 29500.
SC 34 requests the ITTF and the SC34 secretariat to distribute the already received final text of DIS 29500 to the SC 34 members in accordance with JTC 1 directives section 13.12 as soon as possible, but not later than May 1st 2008. Access to this document is important for the success of various ISO/IEC 29500 maintenance activities.
SC 34 notes that the 2nd disposition of comments on FCD 19757-8 was conducted by WG 1. SC 34 requests Project editor to prepare a revised text on the basis of the first comment disposition document contained in SC 34 N 947 and the second comment disposition document contained in SC 34 N 1021. The Secretariat is instructed to submit the text to the ITTF for the FDIS processing upon receipt from the Project Editor.
SC 34 approves the following target dates.
|WG||Project No.||Current limit dates||Proposed limit dates||Rationale|
|1||19757-1||-|| FDIS: 2010-10-20|
|Since this part gives an overview of the entire DSDL family, it cannot be completed until the other parts become reasonably stable. In particular, Part 10 has been cancelled but may be revived when XProc of W3C is finalized. Note: Part 10 is expected to use XProc for combining the different parts of DSDL.|
|This part has been significantly hampered by the lack of human resources. Note that the project editor was the convener of the OOXML BRM.
|3||13250-1|| FCD: 2008-01-15|
|This part was impacted by the resignation of one of its editors but now agreement has been reached allowing rapid progression of the text.|
|3||13250-4|| FDIS: 2007-05-21|
|This part was delayed by the resignation of its editor but it requires only minor edits to be completed.|
|This part was delayed by the unavailability of one annex that has now been agreed to be removed such that the rest of the text can progress.|
|This part has been affected by the illness of its primary editor but it is expected to now progress in a normal manner.|
|This part was delayed by a lack of progress on 13250-6, which has now been completed.|
SC 34 confirms/appoints its Liaisons and officers as follows:
Plenary & WGs
Note: As of the next meeting, there will not be an opening plenary session and only the closing session will be held in plenary.
SC 34 expresses its appreciation to Dr. Alex Brown for his leadership and excellent work in running the BRM on DIS 29500 as the Convener.
SC 34 expresses its appreciation to Dr. Sam Gyun Oh for his leadership and running of this meeting.
SC 34 expresses its appreciation to Ms. Toshiko Kimura for her support during this meeting.
SC 34 expresses its appreciation to the WG Conveners for their timely preparation of the recommendations to this meeting.
SC 34 expresses its appreciation to Standards Norway for generously hosting our meeting and to Mr. Ivar Jachwitz (Deputy Managing Director) for his warm welcoming comments to the assemblage.
SC 34 expresses its appreciation to Mr. Shahzad Rana and Ms. Bjørnhild Sæterøy for providing excellent administrative support for this meeting.
SC 34 expresses its appreciation to the following organizations for sponsoring this meeting.