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TITLE: Default letter ballot due 2006-08-17: Systematic reviews for SC34 standards
SOURCE: SC34 Secretariat
STATUS: Default letter ballot
ACTION: National bodies, please file any objections to the proposed actions of this ballot with the Secretariat before the due date. No response will be interpreted as assent.
DATE: 2006-07-17
DISTRIBUTION: SC34 and Liaisons

Dr. James David Mason
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Chairman)
Y-12 National Security Complex
Bldg. 9113, M.S. 8208
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8208 U.S.A.
Telephone: +1 865 574-6973
Facsimile: +1 865 574-1896
Network: [email protected]

Mr. G. Ken Holman
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Secretariat - Standards Council of Canada)
Crane Softwrights Ltd.
Box 266,
Telephone: +1 613 489-0999
Facsimile: +1 613 489-0995
Network: [email protected]

Default ballot for systematic review of SC34 standards

Three SC34 standards are under systematic review and JTC1 is requesting our confirmation to keep or withdraw them as continuing SC34 standards. As a default ballot, I have proposed actions for each of the three:

ISO 9069:1988
JTC 1/SC 34/WG 1
Information processing -- SGML support facilities -- SGML Document Interchange Format (SDIF)
Proposed action:: Confirm

ISO/IEC 10744:1997
JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3
Information technology -- Hypermedia/Time-based Structuring Language (HyTime)
Proposed action:: Confirm


ISO/IEC 19757-2:2003
JTC 1/SC 34/WG 1
Information technology -- Document Schema Definition Language (DSDL) -- Part 2: Regular-grammar-based validation -- RELAX NG
Proposed action:: Confirm

National bodies not agreeing with the above proposed actions please inform me as soon as possible.

For those curious why I am suggesting we confirm SDIF, there was talk in Seoul in WG1 about considering revising SDIF to include a ZIP-compatible form. While no explicit action was dictated for SDIF, though there was talk about standardizing ZIP, keeping it on the books for another cycle won't be out of line.