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|TITLE:||Extracts from JTC1 Recommendations about WG4|
|SOURCE:||JTC1 (via Rudolf Riess)|
|PROJECT:||All SC34 projects|
|PROJECT EDITOR:||All SC34 editors|
|STATUS:||Advance release of JTC1 document|
|DATE:||8 June 1998|
|DISTRIBUTION:||WG4 and Liaisons|
|REPLY TO:||Dr. James David Mason
(ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 Chaiman)
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems
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As you can see from the items below, our request to become a full subcommittee has been approved tentatively. Our highest priority is now the establishment of a full secretariat.
In order to maintain continuity of documentation, I plan to keep the numbering system we have used in the past as SC18/WG8 and JTC1/WG4.
James D. Mason, JTC1/SC34 Chairman
Given the importance of the work currently being done in JTC 1WG4, JTC 1 disbands JTC 1/WG4 and establishes a new Subcommittee within JTC 1 (SC34) to carry out this work. This new SC will operate in the Technical Direction - Document Description Languages - with the following title and scope:
Title: Document Description and Processing Languages
Scope: Standadization in the field of document structures, languages and related facilities for the description and processing of compound and hypermedia documnts, including:
Given the establishment of the new SC 34, the JTC 1 Secretariat is instructed to issue a 3 month call for National Body interest to assume the Secretariat Subcommittee. National Bodies are urged to strongly consider responding affirmatively to this call. In the interim, the current WG 4 convenor will continue to provide administrative support for this SC with the assistance of the JTC 1 secretariat. If no National Body has offered to assume the Secretariat responsibilities of SC 34 by the January 1999 JTC 1 plenary in Brazil, it would be JTC 1's intention to disband the committee at that time.