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Re: [ACTION-75]: Post mandate between XLIFF TC and MLW-LT to public list

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 21:35:08 +0200
Message-ID: <CAL58czq3E6EJkXP33aKbOFNHAdz9CyH9ebpw86p9bTfnnmYAjw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dr. David Filip" <David.Filip@ul.ie>
Cc: public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org
I strongly disagree with this liaison statement, David. This creates a
dependency between MLW-LT and XLIFF 2.0:


Most importantly, both groups should strive to have native representation
of  MultilingualWeb-LT metadata categories in XLIFF 2.0 "

I am not against creating such a representation - if we have time. But I
will not agree with creating a liaison mentioning it.

I think there is still a misunderstanding about the W3C process:

>From the W3C process point of view, we have the liaison in the charter


If you want to add anything to this liaison, e.g. wrt XLIFF 2.0, we need to
re-charter the group, including a W3C members review. I doubt that we
should spend time on this, and I think the liaison statement in the charter
is sufficient.

Finally, I think we should invest our time in work on technical issues, not
long term liaison statements: As I said, I am not against the work on the
native representation of metadata in XLIFF 2.0 - if there is somebody on
both groups doing the work. If we don't have actual people doing that work,
no liaison statement will help us to move forward, but just block us.


2012/5/3 Dr. David Filip <David.Filip@ul.ie>

> Hi all, this is the exact wording of a ballot that was approved by XLIFF
> TC with vast majority in an online TC meeting two weeks ago..
> Arle Lommel was appointed as OASIS XLIFF TC liaison in W3C MLW-LT with the
> mandate as described below:
> Dear all,
> Hereby I propose to create a formal liaison with MultilingualWeb-LT and
> nominate Arle Lommel to serve as the first XLIFF TC liaison on
> MultilingualWeb-LT. The common interest of the groups has been described in
> previous messages.(details of the proposal are below in this message).
> I am looking for a second.
> Best regards
> dF
> This is a concise mandate for the liason (to be used in an electronic
> ballot if seconded)
> *Scope (work on and facilitation of the following):*
>    1. XLIFF TC providing business requirements to MultilingualWeb-LT, so
>    that semantic match between the standards is secured early on.
>    2. Optionally, representation of  MultilingualWeb-LT metadata using
>    XLIFF 1.2
>       1. Having a "profile" or mutual understanding on the best practice
>    3. Most importantly, both groups should strive to have native
>    representation of  MultilingualWeb-LT metadata categories in XLIFF 2.0
> *Responsibilities:*
> **
> The liaison will report to the P&L SC, which in turn reports at least
> monthly to XLIFF TC.****
> The main duties of the liaison at MultilingualWeb-LT shall be:****
> 1) Ensure that XLIFF TC viewpoint (localization roundtrip) is well
> represented during the requirements gathering. ****
> 2) Follow up on queries and issues logged by XLIFF TC and its members to
> ensure that they are well addressed according to W3C WG process throughout
> draft, test suit, till final recommendation.****
> 3) Identify and promote opportunities for common non-normative best
> practice notes.
> Dr. David Filip
> =======================
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Felix Sasaki
DFKI / W3C Fellow
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:35:37 UTC

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