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

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 15:58:04 -0600
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To: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Cc: WebCGM WG <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>

At 10:56 PM 8/29/2008 +0200, Thierry Michel wrote:
>Looks good.

Okay.  I'll send it.  (I just noticed that it was still 15 Nov. in the 
below copy of SoTD.)


>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).
>>======= 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 
>>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:
>>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.
>>Lofton Henderson
>>WebCGM WG Chair
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