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[Draft] Transition request of WebCGM 2.1 to a First Public and Last Call Working Draft.

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 13:48:33 +0200
Message-ID: <48B3ED91.3060907@w3.org>
To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
CC: WebCGM WG <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>


Following is a draft for the Transition request of WebCGM 2.1 to a First 
Public and Last Call Working Draft.

We need to record the group decision to request the transition.



Dear Philipp,

The WebCGM WG would like to request transition of "WebCGM 2.1" to a 
First Public and Last Call Working Draft.

Document Title
WebCGM 2.1


The document is tentatively available at:

The final location for the publication should be:

Estimated Publication Date
15 September 2008 (to be agreed by the Webmaster)

Document Abstract and Status


Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) is an ISO standard, defined by ISO/IEC 
8632:1999, for the interchange of 2D vector and mixed vector/raster 
graphics. WebCGM is a profile of CGM, which adds Web linking and is 
optimized for Web applications in technical illustration, electronic 
documentation, geophysical data visualization, and similar fields. First 
published (1.0) in 1999, WebCGM unifies potentially diverse approaches 
to CGM utilization in Web document applications. It therefore represents 
a significant interoperability agreement amongst major users and 
implementers of the ISO CGM standard.

The design criteria for WebCGM aim to balance graphical expressive power 
on the one hand, versus 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.

The present version, WebCGM 2.1, refines and completes the features of 
the major WebCGM 2.0 release. WebCGM 2.0 added a DOM (API) specification 
for programmatic access to WebCGM objects, a specification of an XML 
Companion File (XCF) architecture, and extended the graphical and 
intelligent content of WebCGM 1.0.
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 2.1".

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 WebCGM 2.1 specification is based on a work by the same name, 
WebCGM 2.1 an OASIS Committee Specification. This initial W3C version of 
the WebCGM 2.1 specification is substantially identical in technical 
content to that Committee Specification. The WebCGM 2.1 specification is 
related to the previous W3C work on WebCGM 1.0 and 2.0. WebCGM 2.0 was 
simultaneously published by W3C as a Recommendation and by OASIS as an 
OASIS Standard. The two versions are identical in technical content, 
differing only in the formatting and presentation conventions of the two 
organizations. It is agreed that WebCGM 2.1 will be progressed by the 
same collaborative process and will result in technically a identical 
Recommendation and OASIS Standard.

The W3C Membership and other interested parties are invited to review 
the document and send comments through 15 November 2008. 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. 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 Policy.

Expectation to become a W3C Recommendation
The group expects this document to become a W3C

Record of the decision to request the transition
WebCGM minutes: (@@ to be completed)

The group had unanimously agreed during the WebCGM call we would publish
the WebCGM 2.1 document as a Last Call Draft.


Thierry Michel (on behalf of the WebCGM WG chair)
Team Contact for the WebCGM WG.
Received on Tuesday, 26 August 2008 11:49:33 UTC

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