Ecma-388 PR

Ecma has published a press release on the approval of OpenXPS which includes quotes from many of the companies involved in the standard. Related, Dan has published some background details on the XPS Team Blog.

Final Draft of OpenXPS

After 20 months of hard work, 8 face-to-face meetings (in Japan, Europe and the USA), numerous conference calls and a load of email, TC46, the technical committee working on the standardization of XPS, has published the final draft of the OpenXPS specification – denoted as version 1.6. As Ecma notes in this post, this draft…

TC46 in Genève

This week TC46 is meeting at the Hôtel Longemalle in Genève, hosted by Ecma International. Details of the work of the technical committee, including summaries of previous meetings, the latest working drafts and issue lists, are available from the TC46 Activities page. As ever, feedback is welcomed. Ecma also hosted a dinner for the committee…

XPS Standardization Update

There’s an update on the activities to standardize XPS on the Ecma TC46 page. Enjoy.

TC46 Web Site Update

Martin, chair of TC46, and the Ecma team in Geneva have updated the TC46 section of the Ecma web site. As well as details about the activities of the TC, the site now provides a formal feedback channel and details of active participants. The meeting section is updated with highlights from the last face-to-face meeting,…

Three Days in Prison

I spent 3 days in prison last week, or rather in the former Oxford prison that has now been converted to a rather nice hotel (assuming you like small windows with views of small patches of sky).   Software Imaging had kindly arranged the accommodation as part of hosting the TC46 meeting in Oxford. Details…


Ecma TC46 Update

Ecma TC46, the technical committee that’s working on standardizing XPS, has published a couple of updates to the working documents section of the TC46 web site. First up, is a new working draft (version 1.1), that shows changes since the previous draft (version 1.0.1) which was published last September. Second, is a list of issues…


TC46 / XPS Standardization Update

The snow was kind and I had an uneventful trip down to Vegas for three days of TC46 meetings — including a day for the color (colour) and print ticket ad hoc working groups. Many thanks to Autodesk for hosting this meeting and also to everyone that participated, we’re definitely making progress and growing! Martin,…

Ecma TC46 Meeting in Las Vegas

There’s a TC46 meeting in Las Vegas this week, following previous meetings in Cambridge and Tokyo, and in addition to the monthly conference calls. I’ll be flying down from Seattle later today, snow permitting 🙂 


Ecma Working Documents

TC46 has made available initial working drafts of the XPS standard that the committee is working on. You can download copies from the TC46 activities page on the Ecma web site; here’s the link: This version doesn’t have any substantive changes from the documentation originally submitted by Microsoft, the main purpose of the document…