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Report of the Project for Revising ISO/IEC TR 9573-11


Project Editor



Y. Komachi


Activity Report


Revising ISO/IEC TR 9573-11




SC34 and Liaisons





Report of the Project for Revising ISO/IEC TR 9573-11

1. Harmonization with ISO CS

The Editor reported his activity on revising ISO/IEC 9573-11 to ITSIG (Information Technology Strategies Implementation Group) meeting in Oct. 2001 in order to make appropriate harmonization with the actual document operation in ISO CS. Responding the report and other related discussions, ITSIG concluded the following resolution:

Resolution 6. XML


noting the summary report on current and future use of XML (agenda item 8.2, ITSIG 06/2001), confirms the need for action in the XML field and expresses its strong support of extending activities in this area and, bearing this in mind:

- asks the STADIST project leader, assisted by ISO/CS, to prepare revised terms of reference for the STADIST project in order to cover extensively the definition of standards' metadata to be based on the existing ISONET manual, as well as on other specifications used by industry groups;

- congratulates JISC and Dr. Komachi for the work achieved so far, proposes that he maintain the leadership and, with the assistance from ISO/CS, progress with experimenting the use of XML DTDs and new authoring tools within a small group of volunteers from SCs of JTC 1;

- asks ISO/CS to organize in 2002, an ISO/ITSIG XML workshop aiming at exchanging views and experiences among the various groups working on XML developments in ISO. The workshop may be open to representatives from industry groups and consortia, depending on the programme that will be finalized.

2. Drafting Plan of TR 9573-11 Rev.2

The Editor plans to create the 1st working draft of ISO/IEC 9573-11 rev.2 which has the following structure:

1. Scope
2. References
3. Approach to the harmonized set of ISO DTDs
3.1 Document flow (standards only)
3.2 Required DTDs
3.3 Guidelines for harmonization of DTD
3.4 General guidelines
3.5 Technical approach
3.6 Examples
4. Architecture of Standards
4.1 General considerations
4.2 Normative or informative
4.3 Not "All inside all"
5. Element types description for base DTD
5.1 General convention for element types
5.2 General convention for attributes
5.3 The top-level structure of a standard
5.4 Nested subdivisions of text
5.5 Displayed components
5.6 Terminology
5.7 Inline components
5.8 Referential components
5.9 Float components
5.10 Very specific components
5.11 Possible extensions of the DTD
6. Profile
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Architecture
6.3 Boilerplate text support
6.4 Profile in XML and XLL
6.5 Conclusions
7. Master entity dictionary
7.1 General
7.2 Overall structure
7.3 Base and local groups
7.4 Content models
7.5 Attributes modification
7.6 Modification of formulae component
7.7 Modification of figure component
7.8 Modification of table component
8. Derivation of DTDs from the base DTD
9. Authoring DTDs
9.1 Authoring DTD for native SGML tools
9.2 Authoring DTD for word processors
9.3 Use of HTML 3.2 for standards development
10. DTD for terminological standards
11. DTD for multilingual standards
12. All public entities
13.1 XMLization
13.2 Modularization
13.3 Consideration for non-ISO standards description
Annex A Example of terminology in SGML (informative)
Annex B Example of terminology presentation (informative)
Annex C DTDs for profile (informative)
Annex E XSLT specification for translation to HTML