ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document Description and Processing Languages ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34 N 98 DATE: 1999-09-22 REPLACES DOC TYPE: Summary of Voting/Table of Replies TITLE: Summary of Voting on SC 34 N 60, ISO/IEC FCD 13240, Information Technology - Interchange Standard for Multimedia Interactive Documents (ISMID) SOURCE: Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 PROJECT: 1.34.43 STATUS: To JTC 1/SC 34 for information and to WG 3 for preparation of a disposition of comments report and recommendation on further progression of the work. ACTION ID: FYI DUE DATE: DISTRIBUTION: P and L Members SC Chairman WG Conveners and Secretariats MEDIUM: E DISKETTE NO.: NO. OF PAGES: 6 ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34, American National Standards Institute, 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, Tel: +1 212 642 4976, Fax: +1 212 840 2298, Email: [email protected]
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 N 98
Summary of Voting on SC 34 N 60, ISO/IEC FCD 13240, Information Technology - Interchange Standard for Multimedia Interactive Documents (ISMID)
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 (10 of 13)
Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Japan (w/comments), Netherlands, Norway, UK, USA
P-Members Voting Against (0 of 13)
P-Members Abstaining (2 of 13)
P-Members who did not vote (1 of 13)
Japan's Comments on ISO/IEC FCD 13240 (SC34 N60)
Title: Information technology - Interchange Standard for Multimedia
The National Body of Japan approves ISO/IEC FCD 13240 with the
1. Minor Technical Comments
1.1 HyFunc and DSSSL Support
The current document indicates HyFunc and DSSSL as expression
languages, and it specifies that DSSSL is default in 9.11.7
and that HyFunc is mandatory in 2. HyFunc is a subset of DSSSL
DSSSL should be specified to be mandatory in 2. Conformance,
and HyFunc should be removed from expression language
1.2 Addition of Definition of "external object"
External objects are a kind of interface objects and are
important constituents in ISMID. No definition, however,
are given in 4. Definitions.
The following definition should be added:
A type of interface objects which are used to
allow an interactive document to communicate
with external systems.
2. Editorial Comments
2.1 Reference of Clause
References of clauses should contain clause numbers.
* "clause The ISMID architecture" in the 2nd
line of the 1st paragraph in 1.1.1 should be
"clause 9. The ISMID architecture".
* "Simple ISMID Application Definition Document (Informative)"
in the 1st line of the 1st paragraph in 1.1.2 should be
"Annex B. Simple ISMID Application Definition Document
Other references should be rewritten in the same way as
2.2 Unnecessary symbol in "Interactive Documents" of
The 3rd line in the 2nd paragraph contains unnecessary
symbol "(1)". This symbol should be removed.
2.3 Addition to "5. Symbols and abbreviations"
RCS (used in 6.1) and AFDR (used in 6) should be added in 5.
2.4 Expression Style of Construct Names
The expression style of full construct names in English for
elements and attributes is not clear; it cannot be distinguished
>from usual terms in main texts. See the example below.
The proposed styles are
* The element/attribute SGMLname ("full construct name")
* The SGMLname ("full construct name") element/attribute
For example, the 2nd sentence in 9.3,
The reference content does not exist (ContentNotExist)
attribute determines how the system shall handle ...
should be replaced with
The ContentNotExist ("reference content does not
exist") attribute determines how the system shall
2.5 ISMID HyTime support declataion
The year indication in HyTimePUBLIC should be 1997 instead
of 1992 because HyTime published in 1997 is referred to.