ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34                                                   

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ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34 N 45                 

DATE:  1999-03-08     



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Summary of Voting on SC 34 N 11, ISO/IEC CD 15445, Information        

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Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34                                      

PROJECT:  1.34.71          


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ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 N 45


Summary of Voting on SC 34 N 11, ISO/IEC CD 15445, Information Technology - ISO HTML



SC 34 National Body P-Members (13)


Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, United States


P-Members in Favour (11 of 15)


Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan (w/comments), Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom (w/comments), United States


P-Members Voting Against (0 of 15)




P-Members Abstaining (0 of 15)




P-Members who did not vote (2 of 15)


Brazil, China







The National Body of Japan approved the Final Committee Draft of HTML (ISO/IEC FCD 15445, SC 34 N 0010) with the following comments:


(1) 7. Synonyms and abbreviations, title and line 1


The "synonyms" should be replaced with symbols


(2) 7. Synonyms and abbreviations, HTML and SGML


The full spellings should be added to HTML and SGML.


(3) 7. Synonyms and abbreviations, URI


The full spelling of URI should be Uniform Resource Identifier, being based on RFC2396.


(4) 7. Synonyms and abbreviations, URL


RFC1738 should be replaced with RFC 2396.


(5) 7. Synonyms and abbreviations, each item


The each item should be assigned with a sequential number 7.1, 7.2, ….


(6) 6. Definitions, CRLF


ISO 646:1983 should replace with ISO/IEC 646:1991.


(7) 6. Definitions, each item


The each item should be assigned with a sequential number 6.1, 6.2, ….


(8) 11. Invocation


The description "ISO 15445" should be replaced with "ISO/IEC 15455".






UK comments on ISO/IEC FCD 15445- Information technology – HyperText Markup Language (HTML) (SC34 N011 & SC34 N0010)


The UK APPROVES the text with the following comments.




The UK has no comments on the technical content of the draft standard however there are two issues of concern to the UK National Body that need resolution.




The Copyright Notice that is contained on page 1 of SC34 N0010 is unacceptable in an International Standard published by ISO.


2.Links to other texts not under the control of ISO


The UK National Body has concerns that a reader following the links in an online version of ISO/IEC 15445 could be misled into thinking that all subordinate documents have been endorsed by ISO. For example, the UK NB followed links to a page containing an online order form for Dave Raggett’s book on HTML 4.0. ISO has no control over the content of third party documents that are referenced by links and it should be made clear that access to documents below the first level of subordination is outside of the control of ISO ITTF.