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Re: George's thoughts: RE: IMPORTANT: Meeting announcement and draft agenda for JWG7 of JTC1/SC34, TC46/SC4 and IEC/TC100 TA10, 2018-05, Lisbon, Portugal

From: Cristina Mussinelli <cristina.mussinelli@aie.it>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:15:40 +0000
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>, MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>, W3C Publishing Business Group <public-publishingbg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C300446-5807-47BA-8B1B-B7C340AC0AC5@aie.it>
Thank you.
As agreed yesterday I with Luc will verify how the different options can be considered for the Eu standardization process.

From what we know till now the fact that there are W3C reccomentation may be a good starting point to be considered. I have no idea on W3C CG report.


Cristina Mussinelli

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Il giorno 11 apr 2018, alle ore 05:43, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org<mailto:ivan@w3.org>> ha scritto:


I think this is the most pragmatic approach. +1



On 10 Apr 2018, at 19:30, George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com<mailto:kerscher@montana.com>> wrote:

Dear All,

Based onMakoto’s email below and our lengthy discussion on the call today, I thought I would put down my thoughts:


  1.  Move briskly forward to develop EPUB 3.2 as a W3C CG Report, i.e. the Standard we recommend.
  2.  Also update the Accessibility Spec to version 1.1  and submit as a CG report
  3.  Develop a robust test suite for EPUB 3.2 that will also help our rec track PWG
  4.  Develop Rachel’s Best practices (oops probably not called Rachael’s)
  5.  Marcket  the heck out of3.2 as being backward compatible as the current Standard.
  6.  In ISO get assurances that the standards will be freely available and may also be available from W3C
  7.  Ask Makoto to move forward with option 4, see below

Option 4: International Standards for EPUB 3.0.1 (fast-track) and EPUB A11Y 1.0 (normal process)
list of 4 items
• Estimated timeline: The target date is middle 2020. (The fast-track DIS ballot for EPUB 3.0.1 requires 6 months and the comment disposition requires
a few months. EPUB A11Y requires a CD ballot and a DIS ballot, at least.)
• Pros: Not-so-late publication

  *   No language in the EPUB 3.0.1 spec needs to be rewritten (Makoto please confirm)

• Cons: EPUB A11Y is required to be rewritten in the ISO/IEC style, although it is short.
• Cons: Might hamper the adoption of 3.2.

While EPUB 3.0.1 being an ISO standard could in theory hamper 3.2 adoption, because of the backward compatability of 3.2 with 3.01, plus the marketing in support of 3.2, plus the best practices in 3.2, plus the Ace supporting 3.2, , plus the new epubcheck supporting 3.2, I think we are in good shape.

That’s my thoughts and I am sure there are things missing.


From: eb2mmrt@gmail.com<mailto:eb2mmrt@gmail.com> <eb2mmrt@gmail.com<mailto:eb2mmrt@gmail.com>> On Behalf Of MURATA Makoto
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:09 AM
To: W3C Publishing Business Group <public-publishingbg@w3.org<mailto:public-publishingbg@w3.org>>
Subject: Re: IMPORTANT: Meeting announcement and draft agenda for JWG7 of JTC1/SC34, TC46/SC4 and IEC/TC100 TA10, 2018-05, Lisbon, Portugal

Dear colleagues,

On May 16, SC34/JWG7 will have a comment
resolution meting for the Proposed Draft Techical
Specifications Ballot of EPUB 3.0.1 (PDTS 30135 -1
to 6).  We have to choose either Option 4 or 5 before
this meeting.  We can take more time for Options 1, 2,
and 3.


2018-03-27 18:58 GMT+09:00 MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp<mailto:eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>>:
Dear colleagues,

This meeting is mainly for the comment disposition of ISO/IEC PDTS
30135-1/66 (EPUB 3.0.1) and that of ISO/IEC PDTS 22424-1/2 (EPUB3

The meeting announcement and draft agenda are available at:


Referenced documents are also available at:


These documents are not available to the public.  I believe
that TPI members have access to these documents.

I am sure that this meeting will care the input from W3C
very seriously.  After the last meeting, I created a list
of possible options for the standardization of EPUB
3.0.1/3.2.  Is it possible to reach consensus on the
choice of several options, available at:



MURATA Makoto (liaison from ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 to W3C)


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Ivan Herman, W3C
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