ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34

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ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 titled as Document description and processing languages is a subcommittee of the ISO/IEC JTC1 joint technical committee, which is a collaborative effort of both the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission.

Scope and Terms of Reference[edit]

Standardization in the field of document structures, languages and related facilities for the description and processing of compound and hypermedia documents, including

  • languages for document logical structures and their support facilities
  • languages for describing document-like objects in web environments
  • document processing architecture and
  • formatting for logical documents
  • languages for describing interactive documents
  • multilingual font information interchange and related services
  • final-form document architecture and page information interchange
  • hypermedia document structuring language and application resources
  • APIs for document processing

Working Groups[edit]

JTC 1/SC 34 - Document description and processing languages has following Working Groups[1][2]

Standards published and under development[edit]

Some of the standards published and under development by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 are shown in the table below.

Some of the standards published and under development by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34[3]
Acronym or Common Name Part ISO/IEC standard First public release date (First edition) Title Description
SGML ISO 8879 1986 Information processing—Text and office systems—Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)
SGML support facilities ISO 9069 1988 Information processing—SGML support facilities—SGML Document Interchange Format (SDIF)
SGML support facilities ISO/IEC 9070 1991 Information technology—SGML support facilities—Registration procedures for public text owner identifiers
SGML support facilities ISO/IEC TR 9573 1988 Information processing—SGML support facilities—Techniques for using SGML
SGML support facilities Part 11 ISO/IEC TR 9573-11 2004 Information processing—SGML support facilities—Part 11: Structure descriptions and style specifications for standards document interchange
SGML support facilities Part 13 ISO/IEC TR 9573-13 1991 Information technology—SGML support facilities—Techniques for using SGML—Part 13: Public entity sets for mathematics and science
SGML and Text-entry Systems ISO/IEC TR 10037 1991 Information technology—SGML and Text-entry Systems—Guidelines for SGML Syntax-Directed Editing Systems
SGML - Conformance testing ISO/IEC 13673 2000 Information technology—Document processing and related communication—Conformance testing for Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) systems
Font information interchange Part 1 ISO/IEC 9541-1 1991 Information technology—Font information interchange—Part 1: Architecture
Font information interchange Part 2 ISO/IEC 9541-2 1991 Information technology—Font information interchange—Part 2: Interchange format
Font information interchange Part 3 ISO/IEC 9541-3 1994 Information technology—Font information interchange—Part 3: Glyph shape representation
Font information interchange Part 4 ISO/IEC 9541-4 2009 Information technology—Font information interchange—Part 4: Harmonization to Open Font Format (Harmonization to MPEG-4 Part 22)
Font information interchange ISO/IEC 10036 1993 Information technology—Font information interchange—Procedures for registration of font-related identifiers
Font services ISO/IEC TR 15413 2001 Information technology—Font services—Abstract service definition
DSSSL ISO/IEC 10179 1996 Information technology—Processing languages—Document Style Semantics and Specification Language (DSSSL)
SPDL ISO/IEC 10180 1995 Information technology—Processing languages—Standard Page Description Language (SPDL)
HyTime ISO/IEC 10744 1992 Information technology—Hypermedia/Time-based Structuring Language (HyTime)
Topic Maps ISO/IEC 13250 2000 Information technology—SGML Applications—Topic Maps
Topic Maps Part 1 ISO/IEC DTR 13250-1 Under development Information technology—Topic Maps—Part 1: Overview and basic concepts
Topic Maps Part 2 ISO/IEC 13250-2 2006 Information technology—Topic Maps—Part 2: Data model
Topic Maps Part 3 ISO/IEC 13250-3 2007 Information technology—Topic Maps—Part 3: XML syntax
Topic Maps Part 4 ISO/IEC 13250-4 2009 Information technology—Topic Maps—Part 4: Canonicalization
Topic Maps Part 5 ISO/IEC FCD 13250-5 Under development Information technology—Topic Maps—Part 5: Reference model
Topic Maps Part 6 ISO/IEC 13250-6 2010 Information technology—Topic Maps—Part 6: Compact Syntax
Topic Maps Part 7 ISO/IEC NP 13250-7 Under development Information technology—SGML applications—Topic maps—Part 7: Graphical Notation
Topic Maps ISO/IEC DTR 29111 Under development Information Technology—Topic Maps—Expressing Dublin Core Metadata using Topic Maps
HTML ISO/IEC 15445 2000 Information technology—Document description and processing languages—HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
DSDL Part 1 ISO/IEC DIS TR 19757-1 Under development Information technology—Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) -- Part 1: Overview
DSDL Part 2 ISO/IEC 19757-2 2003 Information technology—Document Schema Definition Language (DSDL) -- Part 2: Regular-grammar-based validation -- RELAX NG
DSDL Part 3 ISO/IEC 19757-3 2006 Information technology—Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) -- Part 3: Rule-based validation -- Schematron
DSDL Part 4 ISO/IEC 19757-4 2006 Information technology—Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) -- Part 4: Namespace-based Validation Dispatching Language (NVDL)
DSDL Part 5 ISO/IEC 19757-5 2011 Information technology—Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) -- Part 5: Extensible Datatypes
DSDL Part 7 ISO/IEC 19757-7 2009 Information technology—Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) -- Part 7: Character Repertoire Description Language (CREPDL)
DSDL Part 8 ISO/IEC 19757-8 2008 Information technology—Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) -- Part 8: Document Semantics Renaming Language (DSRL)
DSDL Part 9 ISO/IEC 19757-9 2008 Information technology—Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) -- Part 9: Namespace and datatype declaration in Document Type Definitions (DTDs)
DSDL Part 11 ISO/IEC 19757-11 2011 Information technology—Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) -- Part 11: Schema Association
DSSSL library for complex compositions ISO/IEC TR 19758 2003 Information technology—Document description and processing languages—DSSSL library for complex compositions
Document Container File Part 1 ISO/IEC CD 21320-1 Under development Information technology—Document Container File—Part 1: Core Based on ZIP file format[4]
RELAX Part 1 ISO/IEC TR 22250-1 2002 Information technology—Document description and processing languages—Regular Language Description for XML (RELAX) -- Part 1: RELAX Core
OpenDocument (ODF) ISO/IEC 26300 2006 Information technology—Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0
ODF / OOXML Translation Guidelines[5][6] ISO/IEC TR 29166 2011 Information technology—Document description and processing languages—Guidelines for translation between ISO/IEC 26300 and ISO/IEC 29500 document formats
Office Open XML (OOXML) Part 1 ISO/IEC 29500-1 2008 Information technology—Document description and processing languages—Office Open XML File Formats—Part 1: Fundamentals and Markup Language Reference
OOXML Part 2 ISO/IEC 29500-2 2008 Information technology—Document description and processing languages—Office Open XML File Formats—Part 2: Open Packaging Conventions
OOXML Part 3 ISO/IEC 29500-3 2008 Information technology—Document description and processing languages—Office Open XML File Formats—Part 3: Markup Compatibility and Extensibility
OOXML Part 4 ISO/IEC 29500-4 2008 Information technology—Document description and processing languages—Office Open XML File Formats—Part 4: Transitional Migration Features
Extensions of Office Open XML File Formats Part 1 ISO/IEC NP 30114-1 Under development Information technology-Extensions of Office Open XML File Formats-Part 1: Guidelines (previous title: Safe extensions of office open XML file formats)
Extensions of Office Open XML File Formats Part 2 ISO/IEC CD 30114-2 Under development Information technology-Extensions of Office Open XML-Part 2: Character Repertoire Checking
EPUB3 Part 1 ISO/IEC DTS 30135-1 Under approval process / under development[7] Information technology - Digital publishing - EPUB3 - Part 1: EPUB3 Overview

Inactive P-Members[edit]

Around September 2007, several new members joined and became Participating (P) Members to vote for approval of Office Open XML. Afterwards, they refused to vote on other proposed standards, despite pleas to do so.

Because the subcommittee requires that at least 50% of P-members vote on a specification for it to become an ISO/IEC certified standard, SC 34 was unable to pass any new standards. Whether the subcommittee would be able to improve the situation, or whether they would simply be unable to further conduct any business, was unclear.[8]

By mid December 2007, this problem seems to have started clearing up.[9]

Liaisons[edit]

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 liaisons include:[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISO. "JTC 1/SC 34 - Document description and processing languages". ISO. Retrieved 2009-12-25. 
  2. ^ ISO JTC1/SC34. "JTC 1/SC 34 - Document Description and Processing Languages". Retrieved 2009-12-25. 
  3. ^ ISO. "JTC 1/SC 34 - Document description and processing languages". ISO. Retrieved 2009-12-25. 
  4. ^ ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 N 1621 - Document Description and Processing Languages, 2011-04-06, retrieved 2012-01-05 
  5. ^ ISO/IEC JTC 1 (2008-05-01), SC 34 Proposal for New Work Item on OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC26300) / Office Open XML (ISO/IEC 29500) Translation (PDF), retrieved 2009-12-25 
  6. ^ ISO/IEC JTC 1 (2009-09-26), SC 34 Business Plan, November 2008-September 2009 (PDF), ISO, retrieved 2009-12-25 
  7. ^ Resolutions of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Plenary Meeting, Brasilia, Brazil, 2012-06-25, 29, retrieved 2012-10-21, "Resolution 8: Re-establishment of Ad Hoc Group 4 on EPUB. SC 34 re-establishes Ad Hoc Group 4 on EPUB of IDPF* with the following terms of reference: - to prepare the creation of a Joint Working Group (JWG) for EPUB (and possibly other related topics) under JTC 1/SC 34 with ISO TC 46 and IEC TC 100 /TA 10 involved. SC 34 notes that EPUB 3 will be submitted as a Draft Technical Specification by the Korean National Body via the JTC 1 fast-track procedure and it will be assigned to the SC 34/JWG when approved." 
  8. ^ OOXML Payback Time as Global Standards Work in SC 34 "Grinds to a Halt"
  9. ^ Back from Kyoto (Alex Brown, blog entry)
  10. ^ http://kikaku.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/sc34/open/Secretariat_report.htm#Liaisons

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