SC 34

Revision February 2018

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 – Document Description and Processing Languages

Contents

  1. Introduction. 1
  2. Some Background. 1

2.1        Before SGML. 2

2.1.1        Programmable Formatters and Generic Coding. 2

2.1.2        GenCode (R) 3

2.2        The Origins of SC34. 4

2.2.1        Organizational Structures. 4

2.2.2        ODA.. 6

2.2.3        WG8 and its Heirs. 8

2.2.4        Early Membership in EGCLPT. 8

2.2.5        The Effects of Joining SC18. 9

2.2.6        SGML after the Tokyo Plenary of SC18. 12

2.3        Other Technologies. 13

2.3.1        EXtensible Markup Language (XML) 13

2.3.2        Open Document Format (ODF) 13

2.3.3        OOXML. 13

  1. Significant Specifications Published. 13
  2. Officers. 14

4.1        Chairman. 14

4.2        Secretariat. 14

  1. Working Groups. 15

5.1        WG1 – Markup Languages [DISBANDED] 15

5.2        WG2 – Information Presentation [DISBANDED] 16

5.3        WG3 – Information Association [DISBANDED] 17

5.4        WG4 – Office Open XML (OOXML) 17

5.5        WG5 – Document Interoperability [DISBANDED] 19

5.6        WG6 – OpenDocument Format. 19

5.7        JWG7 (Joint Working Group 7) – EPUB. 20

5.8        WG8 – Document Processing and Presentation. 21

5.9        Ad Hoc Group 1 on ISO/IEC 29500 Maintenance [DISBANDED] 22

5.10      Ad Hoc Group 2 on ISO/IEC 29500 Comment Collection [DISBANDED] 23

5.11      Ad Hoc Group 3 on Maintenance of ISO/IEC 26300 [DISBANDED] 24

5.12      Ad Hoc Group 4 on EPUB [DISBANDED] 25

5.13      Ad Hoc Group 5 on SC 34 Re-organization [DISBANDED] 27

5.14      Advisory Group on SC 34 Forward Planning. 28

5.15      Study Group on Document Semantics Support. 29

  1. Projects without Working Groups. 29
  2. National Bodies. 30
  3. Liaisons. 30

8.1        Internal Liaisons. 30

8.2        External Liaisons. 30

  1. Plenaries. 30

 

History of ISO/IEC SC 34 as a PDF file

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