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WebCGM 2.0

OASIS Committee Specification, 18 November 2005

Document Identifier:

WebCGM-v2.0

Location:

This Version (XHTML multi-file): http://docs.oasis-open.org/webcgm/v2.0/

This Version (PDF): http://docs.oasis-open.org/webcgm/v2.0/WebCGM-v2.0.pdf

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Technical Committee:

OASIS CGM Open WebCGM TC

Chair(s):

David Cruikshank, The Boeing Company

Editor(s):

Benoit Bezaire, ITEDO

David Cruikshank, The Boeing Company

Lofton Henderson, Individual

Related Work:

This specification updates, replaces or supersedes:

WebCGM 1.0 Second Release (W3C Recommendation)

Abstract:

WebCGM — first published (1.0) in 1999 followed by a second (errata) release in 2001 — unifies potentially diverse approaches to CGM utilization in Web document applications, and therefore represents a significant interoperability agreement amongst major users and implementers of the ISO CGM standard. WebCGM finds significant application especially in technical illustration, electronic documentation, and geophysical data visualization, amongst other application areas.

WebCGM 2.0 adds a DOM (API) specification for programmatic access to WebCGM objects, and a specification of an XML Companion File (XCF) architecture, for externalization of non-graphical metadata. WebCGM 2.0, in addition, builds upon and extends the graphical and intelligent content of WebCGM 1.0, delivering functionality that was forecast for WebCGM 1.0, but was postponed in order to get the standard and its implementations to users expeditiously.

The design criteria for WebCGM aim at a balance between graphical expressive power on the one hand, and simplicity and implementability on the other. A small but powerful set of standardized metadata elements supports the functionalities of hyperlinking and document navigation, picture structuring and layering, and enabling search and query of WebCGM picture content.

Status:

This document was last revised or approved by the OASIS CGM Open WebCGM TC on the above date. The level of approval is also listed above. Check the current location noted above for possible later revisions of this document. This document is updated periodically on no particular schedule.

Technical Committee members should send comments on this specification to the Technical Committee’s email list. Others should send comments to the Technical Committee by using the “Send A Comment” button on the Technical Committee’s web page at www.oasis-open.org/committees/demo-webcgm.

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The non-normative errata page for this specification is located at www.oasis-open.org/committees/cgmo-webcgm.

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Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction to WebCGM

2.0 WebCGM Concepts

3.0 WebCGM Intelligent Content

4.0 WebCGM XML Companion File (XCF)

5.0 WebCGM Document Object Model (DOM)

6.0 WebCGM Profile

7.0 Conformance

8.0 ECMAScript binding

Appendices