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XLIFF 2.1 localization standard approved


The XML Localization Interchange File Format, XLIFF 2.1, has been approved by OASIS, the international open standards consortium, and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for release under the designation ISO 21720:2017.


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Members approve XLIFF 1.2 as OASIS standard


OASIS, the international open standards consortium, has announced that its members have approved the XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) version 1.2 as an OASIS Standard. Developed through an open process by the OASIS XLIFF technical committee, the new standard defines a vocabulary for storing localizable data and carrying it from one step of the localization process to another. The new standard defines how to mark up and capture localizable data that can interoperate with different processes or phases without loss of information. Tool-neutral, XLIFF supports the entire localization process, including common software, document data formats and markup languages. It provides an extensibility mechanism to allow for the development of tools compatible with an implementer's data formats and workflow requirements. The extensibility mechanism supports controlled inclusion of information not expressly defined in the specification.

OASIS eGovernment (eGov) Member Section form


Interoperability in the public sector is the focus of a new effort at the OASIS open standards consortium. Representatives from local, national and international agencies, as well as technology providers and systems integrators, have come together to form the OASIS eGovernment (eGov) Member Section. The group will assess interoperability frameworks of relevance to the public sector and promote more inclusive and citizen-centered eGov initiatives through the adoption and implementation of open standards.

OASIS members approve OpenDocument format


OASIS, the international standards consortium, has announced that its members have approved version 1.1 of the Open Document Format (ODF) for Office Applications (OpenDocument) as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. The result of a unique collaboration between advocacy groups for the disabled and open-source and commercial software vendors, this new version of the standard provides key accessibility enhancements to ensure that the ODF addresses the needs of people with disabilities.

ebXML Business Process approved as OASIS Standard


OASIS, the international standards consortium, has announced that its members have approved the ebXML Business Process Specification Schema (ebXML BPSS or ebBP) version 2.0.4 as an OASIS Standard. ebXML BPSS defines a business process foundation that promotes the automation and predictable exchange of business collaboration definitions using XML. ebBP supports business process methods as part of a collaborative processes among business partners using business transactions in the e-business domain or between collaborating parties. The ebBP design is based on the actual needs of e-business users around the globe -- many of whom provided domain expertise and business requirements to the OASIS Technical Committee. Collaborations supported by ebBP are easily manageable and fully traceable.

Members approve UBL 2.0 as OASIS Standard


OASIS, the international standards consortium, has announced that its members have approved the Universal Business Language (UBL) version 2.0 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. UBL defines a royalty-free library of standard, electronic XML business documents such as purchase orders and invoices. UBL formats in electronic messages enable direct connection into existing business, legal, auditing and records management practices, thus eliminating the re-keying of data in existing fax-based and paper-based supply chains and providing an entry point into electronic commerce for small and medium-sized businesses.

UBL 2.0 features a library of more than 1,000 XML data elements based on the ebXML Core Components Technical Specification (ISO 15000-5). Building on the eight core order-to-invoice document types in UBL 1.0, version 2.0 adds 23 new document types to accommodate extended procurement scenarios and basic transport processes. Development of these new schemas was funded directly or indirectly by the governments of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England, Finland, Iceland, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. Participation in the OASIS UBL Technical Committee remains open to all, and OASIS hosts the public mailing list for exchanging information on implementing the standard.

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