ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 N0077
International Organization for Standardization
International Electrotechnical Commission
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 - Document Description Languages
|TITLE:||Resolution of FCD 15445 ballot comments|
|SOURCE:||Editors of ISO/IEC 15445|
|STATUS:||WG3 approved disposition of comments|
|REFERENCES:||SC34 N0010 Final CD Text for ISO/IEC 15445 (ISO HTML)|
|SC34 N0011 Final CD Ballot for ISO/IEC 15445 (ISO HTML)|
|Final Draft International Standard ISO/IEC 15445 (ISO HTML)|
|DATE:||April 22nd, 1999|
|DISTRIBUTION:||SC34 and Liaisons|
Resolution of FCD 15445 ballot comments and Preparation of FDIS
Comments were received from the National Bodies of Japan and the UK. The editors also received editing instructions from Mr. John Spangler of the ISO.
The National Body of Japan approved the Final Committee Draft of HTML (ISO/IEC FCD 15445, SC 34 N 0010) with the following comments:
7. Synonyms and abbreviations, title and line 1
The "synonyms" should be replaced with symbols
7. Synonyms and abbreviations, HTML and SGML
The full spellings should be added to HTML and SGML.
7. Synonyms and abbreviations, URI
The full spelling of URI should be Uniform Resource Identifier, being based on RFC2396.
7. Synonyms and abbreviations, URL
RFC1738 should be replaced with RFC 2396.
7. Synonyms and abbreviations, each item
The each item should be assigned with a sequential number 7.1, 7.2, .
6. Definitions, CRLF
ISO 646:1983 should replace with ISO/IEC 646:1991.
6. Definitions, each item
The each item should be assigned with a sequential number 6.1, 6.2, .
The description "ISO 15445" should be replaced with "ISO/IEC 15455".
All 8 comments are accepted. The editors wish to thank the Japanese NB experts for their careful reading of FCD 15445 which has much improved the quality of the text.
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.
Accepted. The Copyright Notice will not appear in the final text of the Standard.
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.
Accepted in principle. ISO/IEC 15445 contains electronic links to the referenced specification, and indicates clearly the clauses within that document that are referenced normatively. The position of SC34 is that any further references contained within that document should be regarded in the same way as they would in a printed version of the Standard, i.e. they should be deemed to be the responsibility of the owner of the document immediately referenced by the Standard (in this case, the W3C).
ISO editing instructions
The editors have received editing instructions from Mr. John Spangler of the ISO regarding ISO-HTML. These have been applied where possible, however the issue of copyright requires special attention. This is dealt with in the reply to Mr. Spangler which is included in the annex to this contribution.
Preparation of the FDIS
Following application of the NB comments and the ISO editing instructions, the editors have prepared the Final Draft International Standard for submission to the SC34 secretariat.
NB experts wishing to bookmark the Final Draft International Standard should use the Permanent URL: http://purl.org/NET/ISO+IEC.15445/15445.html. This URL is indirect and is resolved at the moment of reference to an ephemeral physical reference. Some popular browsers, when asked to "bookmark" a document, bookmark the physical reference. It may be necessary to use the browser's bookmark facilities to establish the correct Permanent URL.
NOTE: The User's Guide to ISO/IEC 15445 is available at http://purl.org/NET/ISO+IEC.15445/Users-Guide.html. This is not an ISO/IEC document.
Files containing the SGML Declaration and the Document Type Definition specified by ISO/IEC 15445 (ISO-HTML) are also available:
- SGML Declaration for ISO/IEC 15445: ftp://ftp.cs.tcd.ie/isohtml/15445.dcl
- Document Type Definition for ISO/IEC 15445: ftp://ftp.cs.tcd.ie/isohtml/15445.dtd
Annex: Letter in reply to ISO editing instructions
The following text is a draft of an e-mail reply that the editors have prepared to be sent to Mr. John Spangler of the ISO in reply to his editing instructions.
Hello John, David Abrahamson and I are the two co-editors of ISO/IEC 15445, aka ISO-HTML. This project is original in a number of ways, and we seek your advice on the correct manner of applying the editing instructions concerning copyright dated 99.03.01. The ISO/IEC will not own the technical content of this Standard, which belongs to the W3C. We have worked closely with the W3C, and the editor of the W3C Recommendation for HTML 4.0 participated in our editing work as an Invited Expert, advising us on the sections from the Recommendation that we should use. Since ISO-HTML uses material which is already copyrighted by others we use the copyright statement Copyright (C) 1999 IETF, W3C (MIT, Inria, Keio), ISO/IEC. All rights reserved. Best Regards, Roger _____________________________________________________________________ Roger Price Dept of Computer Science, UMass Lowell