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Re: p.s. Re: " PLH: Prefer 22nd Sept, comm team busy"

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 22:56:10 +0200
Message-ID: <48B8626A.10604@w3.org>
To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
CC: WebCGM WG <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>


Looks good.

Henderson wrote:
> At 08:01 PM 8/29/2008 +0200, Thierry Michel wrote:
>> [...]
>> Lofton, please send the "Pre announcement for WebCGM 2.1 to a First 
>> Public and  Last  Call Working Draft" to chairs with following 
>> publication date of 17sept and end of LC review on 07 Nov.
> Okay, below is exactly what I propose to send.  Please NOTE:
> 1.) I have changed s/22nd/17th/,
> 2.) Just before "Document Abstract and Status" I added pointers to 
> "What's new.." and "Change log".  It was requested in the telecon, but 
> I'm unsure whether they meant for this email or the email announcing LC 
> (or all of 'em).  I assume that it is only helpful here and can't do any 
> harm.  Okay?
> 3.) and otherwise I assume that everyone was happy with the mods, esp. 
> about the dependencies (Stuart was affirmative, and I'll take silence as 
> "okay" from the rest).
> -Lofton.
> ======= cut ========
> 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 has been sent (we're now targeting September 17th 
> 2008).
> We plan on a review period of approximately 7 weeks, ending on November 
> 07th 2008. Does any WG request more time than that?
> WebCGM has dependencies with the following working groups, as mentioned 
> in its Charter [1]:
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2007/10/webcgm-charter.html
> * Internationalization Core Working Group
> * Synchronized Multimedia Working Group
> * Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group
> Note that the Charter identifies the principal dependency with SVG and 
> SMIL as concerning (declarative) animation, which is effectively a "MAY" 
> in the requirements ([2]). It is now dropped from the scope of 2.1. The 
> WebCGM WG of course still welcomes input from all groups.
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2007/10/webcgm-charter.html#mission
> The document is tentatively available at:
> [3] 
> http://www.w3.org/Graphics/WebCGM/drafts/current-editor-21/Overview.html
> For details of differences from WebCGM 2.0, please see:
> [4] 
> http://www.w3.org/Graphics/WebCGM/drafts/current-editor-21/WebCGM21-Appendix.html#webcgm_whatsnew 
> [5] 
> http://www.w3.org/Graphics/WebCGM/drafts/current-editor-21/WebCGM21-Appendix.html#webcgm_changelog 
> Document Abstract and Status
> ------------------------------
> Abstract
> 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 
> 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 
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> contains Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance 
> with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.
> -----------------------------
> Sincerely,
> Lofton Henderson
> WebCGM WG Chair
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