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

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 13:07:38 -0600
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To: Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org>,public-webcgm-wg@w3.org

At 08:14 PM 6/7/2006 +0200, Thierry MICHEL wrote:

>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).

Right.  The only change I can see in SoTD is comment deadline.  We have 
said 30 July in LC review schedule announcement (email), and SoTD says 10 
August.  Presumably it should be the same, 30 July?


>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
>    http://www.w3.org/Graphics/WebCGM/drafts/current-editor/
>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
>        http://www.w3.org/TR/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.
>This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February
>2004 W3C Patent Policy. The group does not expect this document to
>become a W3C Recommendation. This document is informative only. W3C
>maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection
>with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions
>for disclosing a patent. An individual who has actual knowledge of a
>patent which the individual believes contains Essential Claim(s) must
>disclose the information in accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent
>Thierry Michel
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