ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 6040
other document (Defined)
Request for JTC 1 Approval of Category C Liaison Between SC 2 and
the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
SC 2 Secretariat
This document is circulated to JTC 1 National Bodies for review.
Unless the JTC 1 Secretariat receives written notification as to why this
liaison should not be approved, the JTC 1 Secretariat will request the ITTF
to grant Category C liaison status.
ACTION ID: COM
DUE DATE: 2000-04-18
and L Members
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JTC 1, American National Standards Institute, 11
West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036; Telephone: 1 212 642 4932;
Facsimile: 1 212 840 2298; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBJECT: Request for JTC 1 Approval of Category C Liaison Between SC2 and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Dear Mrs. Rajchel,
Based on SC 2 N 3402, I am submitting to you SC 2's proposal for establishing a Category C Liaison with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The Statement of Expected Benefits and Responsibilities accepted by both SC 2 and W3C is attached.
I would appreciate JTC 1's consideration.
Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2
The W3C was founded in 1994 to develop common protocols for the evolution of the World Wide Web. World Wide Web technology started with a bias toward English and the Latin writing system, but the W3C tries to make sure that WWW technology meets the needs of the global community. Within the W3C, the Internationalization Activity (established October 1995) and the Internationalization Working Group and Interest Group (established 1998) are coordinating and working on this effort.
The W3C is more and more basing its work on ISO/IEC 10646 to make its technology globally usable. To give some examples, in HTML 4.0, ISO/IEC10646 is used as a single common reference for characters; in addition, XML 1.0 actually requires that all processors accept two encoding forms of ISO/IEC 10646. The use of ISO/IEC 10646 in W3C work is expected to increase further, and will continue to spread the use of ISO/IEC 10646 on many occasions. Because of the highly interoperative and global nature of the World Wide Web, the W3C has a unique perspective, and in some cases unique requirements for the Universal Character Set. Both organizations would benefit from a liaison based on fruitful exchange and active co-operation.
The relevant development documents be exchanged between the W3C and ISO/IEC JTC1 SC2/WG2, on the understanding that distribution will not go beyond these two groups.