From: Keld Jørn Simonsen [] Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 8:53 AM To: Subject: n836 Internationalization efforts do not occur in isolation

SC22/WG20 N836

Liaison between ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 and IETF
Statement of mutual benefits and responsibilities



This statement is in support of a type A liaison between ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22 and IETF.

Internet networking and programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces efforts do not occur in isolation.

Internet networking standardization has a need for using programming languages in the design of protocols, and also for system software interfaces to describe things like internationalization for use in Internat protocols. Programming languages etc need to integrate Internet faclilties in the language and library support.


The IETF produces specifications for the internet protocols and related issues. As the Internet is nowadays a very important part of the overall world economics, it is important that programming languages and system software interfaces can support internet protocols in their specifications and SC22 can thus benefit from a liaison.

Conversely, SC22 develops international standards and specifications regarding programming languages and system software interfaces, such as related to internationalization. Since the IETF has a clear interest in such standards, it would benefit by having a liaison line from SC22 reporting on the progress in such standards development.


The two organizations will exchange information and contributions to common interest work on a regular basis. Whenever possible, they will send representatives to each others meetings.

Approved: SC22

Approved: IETF