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Most of the IPI Committee's published work has to do with the
Telecommunications Interchange Markup (TIM, an SGML DTD) and the
Telecommunications Electronic Document Delivery Package (TEDD).
The TCIF-IPI Committee does not endorse or recommend any tool or tool
vendor. However, some of our members have developed and are willing to
share tool-specific solutions implementing the TCIF guidelines. Click here for more information.
TheTEDD archive contains the documentation of the TEDD packaging
guidelines, covering the file-naming conventions, directory structure, and
package identification you should use when delivering electronic documentation
to telecom-industry trading partners. The TEDD documentation is itself in a
- You will find its document identification file in the adm
- The document text is in the mtext subdirectory.
- The graphics are located in the tiff and gif
- There is also a postscript version of the document in the
- The lib directory contains the DocID DTD, for validating a
document identification file.
TheTIM archive has the latest of three versions of the TIM DTD,
plus related files.
- tim.dtd is the reference version, with public
identifier "-//USA/TCIF//DTD TIM-1//EN"
- timm.hdr is a more readable version. It incorporates
tcif.dcl, calstabl.dtd, tcif_kb.ent, and the 7 ISO
entity sets referenced by the tim.dtd, to simplify processing with
some applications. It also expands all parameter entity references within
tim.dtd to their default values. This makes the DTD more readable but
also removes the possibility of extending or modifying the DTD by normal means
(since no extensions have yet been agreed upon, this may be seen as an
advantage). The extra M is for "minimal." No public identifier is
assigned to this file.
- timm.dtd incorporates the same files as timm.hdr
except for tcif.dcl, so it functions as a DTD the way applications
expect. It also has parameter entities expanded to their defaults, but has all
comments and extra white space removed so it can be retrieved over networks and
loaded into applications in about 1/3 the time of the TIM DTD. Its public
identifier is "-//USA/TCIF//DTD TIMM-1//EN"
- Document producers are encouraged to reference TIMM for all documents
that do not require any extensions to TIM, so that recipients will know that
they can use default processing.
- See the file tim_hist.txt for details of revisions.
Electronic documentation for TEDD and TIM are available here free of
charge as Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files. Paper copies of
any TCIF guideline can be purchased from TCIF's Washington office,
If you have comments or problems with this page, please contact
the IPI Information
Director. Copyright 1996 ATIS. Revised 8/20/96.