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Mr. David Filip

Research Interests

David Filip is the Liaison Officer, Secretary and Editor of OASIS XLIFF TC, former Co-Chair of W3C MultilingualWeb-LT (ITS 2.0), XLIFF TC Liaison at Unicode Localization Interoperability (ULI) TC, Advisory Committee Representative for UL at W3C, Multilingual Magazine Advisory Editorial Board Member etc. His specialties include open standards and process metadata, workflow and meta-workflow automation. David works as a Research Fellow at the Localisation Research Centre (LRC) at the University of Limerick, Ireland in the capacity of a CNGL Challenge Leader in the area of Open Standards for Global Intelligent Content (GLOBIC) Interoperability. The brief of this challenge is to ensure wide industry adoption of GLOBIC and to make it future proof by making use of and influencing development of state of the art interoperability standards at W3C, OASIS, Unicode etc.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2012 OASIS XLIFF TC,
    1. Statement of Purpose

      The purpose of the OASIS XLIFF TC is to define, through extensible XML vocabularies, and promote the adoption of, a specification for the interchange of localisable software and document based objects and related metadata.

    2. Scope of Work

      To date, the committee has published three specifications - XLIFF 1.0, XLIFF 1.1, and XLIFF 1.2 - that define how to mark up and capture localisable data that will interoperate with different processes or phases without loss of information.

      Currently the TC works on XLIFF 2.0 specification, i.e. the major new version. The specifications are tool-neutral, support the entire localization process, and support common software and document data formats and mark-up languages. The specifications provide an extensibility mechanism to allow the development of tools compatible with an implementer's data formats and workflow requirements. The extensibility mechanism provides controlled inclusion of information not defined in the specification.

      XLIFF defines a standard but extensible vocabulary that captures relevant metadata for any point in the lifecycle which can be exchanged between a variety of commercial and open-source tools. The XLIFF standard has been successfully fulfilling its purpose set by previous versions of this charter. However, the standard has to move forward as the industry moves forward. Therefore the XLIFF TC remains committed to producing major and minor new versions and maintaining them as per developing industry needs.

      The first phase, completed 31 October 2003, created a 1.1 version committee specification that concentrated on software UI resource file localisable data requirements. The next phase consisted of promoting the adoption of XLIFF throughout the industry through additional collateral and specifications, continuing to advance the committee specification towards an official OASIS standard, and revising the XLIFF spec to 1.2 version to support document based content segmentation and alignment requirements. To encourage adoption of XLIFF, the TC had defined and published implementation guides for some of the most commonly used resource formats. The TC may redevelop non-normative reference guides for the major 2.0 version and for currently prominent content formats and standards such as OASIS DITA and W3C HTML5.

      XLIFF TC plans to continuously work on minor versions numbered 2.x, eventually 2.x.y. Minor versions numbered 2.x will be produced by adding modules. Minor versions numbered 2.x.y will be produced by correcting minor issues.

    3. Statement of Purpose

      The purpose of the OASIS XLIFF TC is to define, through extensible XML vocabularies, and promote the adoption of, a specification for the interchange of localisable software and document based objects and related metadata.

    4. Scope of Work

      To date, the committee has published three specifications - XLIFF 1.0, XLIFF 1.1, and XLIFF 1.2 - that define how to mark up and capture localisable data that will interoperate with different processes or phases without loss of information.

      Currently the TC works on XLIFF 2.0 specification, i.e. the major new version. The specifications are tool-neutral, support the entire localization process, and support common software and document data formats and mark-up languages. The specifications provide an extensibility mechanism to allow the development of tools compatible with an implementer's data formats and workflow requirements. The extensibility mechanism provides controlled inclusion of information not defined in the specification.

      XLIFF defines a standard but extensible vocabulary that captures relevant metadata for any point in the lifecycle which can be exchanged between a variety of commercial and open-source tools. The XLIFF standard has been successfully fulfilling its purpose set by previous versions of this charter. However, the standard has to move forward as the industry moves forward. Therefore the XLIFF TC remains committed to producing major and minor new versions and maintaining them as per developing industry needs.

      The first phase, completed 31 October 2003, created a 1.1 version committee specification that concentrated on software UI resource file localisable data requirements. The next phase consisted of promoting the adoption of XLIFF throughout the industry through additional collateral and specifications, continuing to advance the committee specification towards an official OASIS standard, and revising the XLIFF spec to 1.2 version to support document based content segmentation and alignment requirements. To encourage adoption of XLIFF, the TC had defined and published implementation guides for some of the most commonly used resource formats. The TC may redevelop non-normative reference guides for the major 2.0 version and for currently prominent content formats and standards such as OASIS DITA and W3C HTML5.

      XLIFF TC plans to continuously work on minor versions numbered 2.x, eventually 2.x.y. Minor versions numbered 2.x will be produced by adding modules. Minor versions numbered 2.x.y will be produced by correcting minor issues.

      Overview

      The OASIS XLIFF Promotion and Liaison Subcommittee coordinates promotion of the XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) on industrial and academic forums. The SC also fosters productive relationships between the main XLIFF Technical Committee and other standardization bodies.

      For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ


      Main Committee

      This Subcommittee is formed under the OASIS XLIFF Technical Committee.