#XLIFF V2.1 OASIS Standard published

OASIS is pleased to announce the publication of its newest OASIS Standard, approved by the members on 13 February 2018:

XLIFF Version 2.1
OASIS Standard
13 February 2018


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.

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

HTML (Authoritative):


Editable source:

Declarative validation artifacts:

Distribution ZIP files

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:


Our congratulations to the members of the XLIFF TC on achieving this milestone.

Associated TC: 
XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF)