30-day Public Review for #XLIFF v2.1 - ends Nov. 25th

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

XLIFF Version 2.1
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
14 October 2016

What is XLIFF and why is it important?

The XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) is a specification for the interchange of localizable software and document based objects and related metadata. The purpose of XLIFF's extensible XML vocabularies is to store localisable data and carry it from one step of the localization process to the other, while allowing interoperability between and among tools.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 26 October 2016 at 00:00 UTC and ends 25 November 2016 at 23:59 UTC.

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.

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The prose specification document and related files are available here:

HTML (Authoritative):


Editable source:

Declarative validation artifacts and XML schemas are accessible from:

ZIP distribution file (complete):

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


Additional information about the specification and the 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 used by following the instructions on the TC's "Send A Comment" page, or directly at:


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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 2.1", 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] OASIS XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) TC

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xliff/ipr.php
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Associated TC: 
XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF)