Resolution 00-05: Document numbering and integrity
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 approves the following as suggested remedies to address the issues raised by WG20 with respect to document numbering and integrity in SC22 N3135:
1. To 'freeze' the format of a document using PDF,
2. When referring to another document to include a date in the reference,
3. When dealing with synchronization problems, make use of liaisons or standard boilerplate on checking for the latest version at the original site.
Resolution 00-07: Sorting standard concurrent ballot
Recognizing that the ISO/IEC 14651 Amendment 1 needs to complete after due processing of ISO/IEC 10646-2 and recognizing that it should minimize the delay between the publishing of ISO/IEC 14651 AMD 1 and 10646-2, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 authorizes its secretariat to conduct a concurrent registration and PDAM consideration ballot for ISO/IEC 14651 Amendment 1, as soon as ISO/IEC 10646-2 has been approved.
APPROVE-8 (DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE,
GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, UK, USA)
ABSENT-2 (CANADA, IRELAND)
Resolution 00-08: Future of WG20
Noting that ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 N3164 has some suggestions regarding the future work of WG20, therefore ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 instructs WG20 to report its consolidated recommendations regarding its future, together with its business plan, taking into specific account the following standards/technical reports - ISO/IEC 14651, ISO/IEC TR 10176, ISO/IEC TR 11017, ISO/IEC TR 14652 and ISO/IEC 15897. This report and the business plan are to be provided to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 at least 90 days prior to the next ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 plenary meeting.
APPROVE-8 (CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND,
IRELAND, JAPAN, NETHERLANDS, UK, USA)
ABSTAIN-3 (FRANCE, GERMANY, NORWAY)
Resolution 00-11: Inexpensive standards publication
The standards within the purview of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 represent a special opportunity for experimenting with inexpensive electronic distribution. The ability to search electronic documents or cut code fragments (for example API's) from them makes an electronic version more useful than a paper one. Furthermore language standards are of use to both users and implementors so that the demand is sensitive to pricing and lower prices should result in substantially larger sales.
Thus, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests JTC 1 seek ISO council approval for inclusion of all ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 standards in any trial on inexpensive electronic availability of standards.
Resolution 00-12: Publication of ISO/IEC 14651 electronically
Noting the request in SC22 N3135 in order to allow for easy implementation of products using this standard, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests publication of ISO/IEC 14651 - International string ordering in electronic format, with the Common Template Table as a plain text file.
Resolution 00-13: JTC 1 electronic document distribution
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 recommends that ISO/IEC JTC 1 seek ISO Council approval to make the current electronic document distribution trial for free availability of documents up to, but not including DIS/FDIS, a permanent policy of ISO/IEC JTC 1 and further recommends that this be integrated into the ISO/IEC JTC 1 directives.
Resolution 00-14: Freely available standards
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 approves the request from WG11 in SC22 N3128 that the following documents be made freely available, and directs the SC22 Secretariat to immediately forward this request to ISO/IEC JTC 1 along with the rationale shown below.
- ISO/IEC TR 10182:1994 - Binding Techniques for Programming Languages
- ISO/IEC 13886:1996 - Language Independent Procedure Calling
- ISO/IEC TR 14369:1999 - Guidelines for the Preparation of Language Independent Service Specifications
Rationale: These documents are intended for standards writers, and making them publicly available increases their visibility, thereby enhancing the possibility of interoperation between various specifications. (Note that a related specification, ISO/IEC 11404:1996, has already been made publicly available.)
Resolution 00-15: ISO/IEC JTC 1 strategic planning
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 endorses SC22 N3177 as its contribution to the ISO/IEC JTC 1 strategic planning process and requests the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 secretariat forward it to ISO/IEC JTC 1 for consideration.
APPROVE-10 (CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND,
FRANCE, GERMANY, IRELAND, JAPAN, NORWAY, UK, USA)
Resolution 00-16: Subdivision of Projects
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 approves the following and requests ISO/IEC JTC 1 authorize the following subdivisions of projects and assign them to SC22:
JTC 1 22.30.02.02 for amendment 1 of ISO/IEC 14651 to align its character repertoire with the repertoire of ISO/IEC 10646, parts 1 and 2.
This is Project JTC 1 22.30.02.02.01 with the title "Information technology - International string ordering and comparison - Method for comparing character strings and description of a common tailorable ordering template - Amendment 1" and is to be assigned to WG20 with Alain LaBonté as project editor.
Resolution 00-20: Retention of Project Not Reaching CD Stage Within Three Years of NP - JTC 1.22.15435 - API for internationalization
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 notes that project JTC 1.22.15435 - API for internationalization - has exceeded the statutory time for proceeding from NP to CD Stage. Further noting that insufficient progress has been made on project JTC 1.22.15435 - API for internationalization - ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests ISO/IEC JTC 1 to withdraw the project.
APPROVE-4 (NETHERLANDS, JAPAN, UK, USA)
DISAPPROVE-5 (CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, NORWAY)
ABSTAIN-2 (FRANCE, IRELAND)
NOTE: THIS RESOLUTION FAILED. IT IS RETAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY AT THE REQUEST OF THE UK NATIONAL BODY.
Resolution 00-21: Retention of Project Not Reaching CD Stage Within Three Years of NP - JTC 1.22.15435 - API for internationalization
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 notes that project JTC 1.22.15435 - API for internationalization - has exceeded the statutory time for proceeding from NP to CD Stage.
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 requests ISO/IEC JTC 1 to extend by another year the time permitted for proceeding to CD stage for Project JTC 1.22.15435 and instructs the Convener of WG20 to initiate a CD registration ballot prior to the next SC22 plenary.
APPROVE-5 (CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND,
ABSTAIN-6 (FRANCE, IRELAND, JAPAN, NETHERLANDS, UK, USA)
Resolution 00-24: Appointment of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 chairman
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 endorses John Hill as the chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 for a 3 year term and requests JTC 1 to confirm this appointment.
WG20 Straw Polls
SV1: WG20 exists to serve SC22 and create guidelines based on TR 11017 (Framework for internationalization). Does SC22 believe that this role of WG20 should continue?
SV2: Would SC22 like that internationalization be completely directed to SC2 for character set and sorting issues and to SC35 for other user requirements, leaving individual programming language standards on their own for the rest?
SV3: Does SC22 believe that internationalization solutions belong to applications and not to programming languages themselves?