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[Draft] Transition request : First Public & Last Call Working Draft for WebCGM 2.0

From: Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 20:14:45 +0200
Message-ID: <44871795.7090606@w3.org>
To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>, public-webcgm-wg@w3.org


Following is a draft for Transition Request.
(Need to update final date of publication, URI and Record of the group's
decision and STOD if changed).

For a first public Working Draft, the Chair sends the request to
timbl@w3.org, steve@w3.org, webreq@w3.org, w3t-comm@w3.org, and
chairs@w3.org, chris@w3.org.


The WebCGM Working Group requests approval to publish the First Public
Working Draft and Last Call Working Draft for following Working Draft:

1. Document title
    WebCGM 2.0

2. Document URI

The URL cited above is for the most recent version of the specification
as of 06 June 2006 but dated 23 June 2006 in anticipation of publication

That file is set up to be published by moving it to
       (--> replace here with final URI, if needed)

3.  Proposed shortname: webcgm20

4. Estimated publication date
       within a week of transition approval. Tentative date is july
23rd 2006.

5. Record of the group's decision to advance to LC

The WebCGM WG resolved to request publication of this document as Last
Call WD during its regularly scheduled teleconference on @@ June 2006

   (--> include a link to the minutes of the teleconference when the
decision was made, or to another announcement from the Chair on the
Group's mailing list).

6. The draft document abstract and SOTD are expected to read:

  (--> replace here with final abstract and SOTD, if changed)


WebCGM  first published (1.0) in 1999 followed by a second (errata)
release in 2001  unifies potentially diverse approaches to CGM
utilization in Web document applications, and therefore represents a
significant interoperability agreement amongst major users and
implementers of the ISO CGM standard. WebCGM finds significant
application especially in technical illustration, electronic
documentation, and geophysical data visualization, amongst other
application areas.

WebCGM 2.0 adds a DOM (API) specification for programmatic access to
WebCGM objects, and a specification of an XML Companion File (XCF)
architecture, for externalization of non-graphical metadata. WebCGM 2.0,
in addition, builds upon and extends the graphical and intelligent
content of WebCGM 1.0, delivering functionality that was forecast for
WebCGM 1.0, but was postponed in order to get the standard and its
implementations to users expeditiously.

The design criteria for WebCGM aim at a balance between graphical
expressive power on the one hand, and simplicity and implementability on
the other. A small but powerful set of standardized metadata elements
supports the functionalities of hyperlinking and document navigation,
picture structuring and layering, and enabling search and query of
WebCGM picture content.
Status of this Document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its
publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of
current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical
report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at

This is the First Public Working Draft and a Last Call Working Draft of
"WebCGM Version 2.0".

This document was developed by the WebCGM Working Group, part of the
Graphics Activity. The Working Group expects to advance this Working
Draft to Recommendation Status.

This specification is based, in large part, on a work by the same name,
WebCGM 2.0 an OASIS Committee Specification submitted to W3C as WebCGM
2.0 Submission. This Member Submission is related to the previous W3C
work on WebCGM 1.0, and draws on experiences with that format from
implementors and users over five years. This Working Draft incorporates
feedback and discussion following the Submission.

The W3C Membership and other interested parties are invited to review
the document and send comments through 10 August 2006. Comments must be
sent to the public-webcgm@w3.org mailing list (public archive). Use "[LC
Review]" in the subject line of your email.

Publication as a Working Draft does not imply endorsement by the W3C
Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or
obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite
this document as other than work in progress.

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2004 W3C Patent Policy. The group does not expect this document to
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Thierry Michel
Received on Wednesday, 7 June 2006 18:15:13 UTC

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