ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34 N0425


Information Technology --
Document Description and Processing Languages

TITLE: Liaison to ITU-T SG17
on Withdrawn object identifier arc in ISO/IEC 10036
ACTION: For information
DATE: 2003-05-03
DISTRIBUTION: SC34 and Liaisons
REFER TO: SC34 N0386: Liaison from ITU-T SG17
REPLY TO: Dr. James David Mason, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 Chairman
Telephone: +1 865 574-6973
Facsimile: +1 865 574-1896
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Sara Desautels, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 Secretariat
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Liaison to ITU-T SG17
on Withdrawn object identifier arc in ISO/IEC 10036

Actually ISO/IEC 10036 defines that its object identifiers shall be {1 1 10036 ....}.

It is based on the definition specified by the clause 5.2.2 in ISO/IEC 9070:1991 (Information technology - SGML support facilities - Registration procedures for public text owner identifers):

[8] ISO registration authority prefix =
    full registration authority prefix | ISBN prefix
    | ISO 2375 prefix
[9] full registration authority prefix = "ISO",("/",
    "aaa")?, SPACE, "nnnn",("-", "pp")?, "/",
The equivalent ASN.1 object identifier is
    iso(1) registration-authority(1) nnnn pp
    nnnn is replaced by the number of an ISO
         registration standard.
    pp   is replaced by the part number (if any).

The notation specified in ISO/IEC 9070 are today widely applied to SGML/XML related standards and applications.

If the note on subclause D.3.1 of ISO/IEC 8824-1 (the use of arc registration-authority(1) under iso(1) has been withdrawn) should be absolutely valid, SC34 has to amend ISO/IEC 10036, ISO/IEC 9070 and their related standards/applications.

The SGML/XML are so much widely implemented that SC34 expects the note of ISO/IEC 8824 will be removed.