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30-day Public Review for XLIFF V2.0

The OASIS XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 30-day public review:

XLIFF Version 2.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
16 April 2013

Specification Overview:

This document defines version 2.0 of the XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF). The purpose of this vocabulary is to store localizable data and carry it from one step of the localization process to the other, while allowing interoperability between tools.

TC Description:

Advancing a multi-lingual data exchange standard for localisation. XLIFF TC currently works on the major new version of the XLIFF standard, XLIFF 2.0 that supersedes XLIFF 1.2 produced by the same TC. The 2.0 public review release contains a core specification along with 8 modules with advanced data and metadata exchange functionality in various areas such translation candidates, size restrictions, formatting preview etc.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 00:00 GMT on 29 April 2013 and ends 23:59 GMT on 29 May 2013.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.


The prose specification document and related files are available here:

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ZIP distribution file (complete):

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

Additional information about the specification and the XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) TC can be found at the TC’s public home page:

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be located via the button labeled “Send A Comment” at the top of the TC public home, or directly at:

Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at:

All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of “XLIFF Version 2.0,” we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [2] applicable especially [3] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member’s patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC’s work.

========== Additional references:

[1] XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) TC


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