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Fwd: [Draft] Pre announcement for WebCGM 2.1 to a First Public and Last Call Working Draft.

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 16:01:53 -0600
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To: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Cc: WebCGM WG <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>,Don <don@cgmlarson.com>, David Cruikshank <dvdcruikshank@gmail.com>

Hi Thierry,

Embedded below please see questions / suggested changes from me for 
pre-announcement.  I think I should send this Friday morning, since the 
Chairs have already seen the publication request.


>Dear chairs and colleagues,
>The WebCGM WG plans to publish WebCGM 2.1 to a First Public and Last Call 
>Working Draft.
>A publication request will be sent shortly (we're targeting September 15th 

s/will be sent shortly/has been sent/

>We plan on having a 2 months review period, ending on November 15th 2008. 
>Does any WG request more time than that?

s/a 2 month/an almost 2 month/

>WebCGM has dependencies with the following working groups, as mentioned in 
>its charter:
>*Internationalization Core Working Group
>* Synchronized Multimedia Working Group
>* Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group

See questions in my earlier mail.  (That SVG and SMIL in the Charter 
specifically were about "animation", and in Requirements declarative 
animation was a MAY requirement, and it has now been dropped from 2.1.)

>The document is tentatively available at:
>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 
>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 http://www.w3.org/TR/.
>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.
>Thierry Michel (on behalf of the WebCGM WG chair)
>Team Contact for the WebCGM WG.

Replace with:
Lofton Henderson
WebCGM WG Chair
(unless you think it's better for you to send it, for some reason.)
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2008 22:02:45 UTC

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