Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 19780-1 throughout.
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 19780-1:2015 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This Standard was reviewed by the CSA TCIT under the jurisdiction of the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Information Technology and deemed acceptable for use in Canada. From time to time, ISO/IEC may publish addenda, corrigenda, etc. The TCIT will review these documents for approval and publication. For a listing, refer to the Current Standards Activities page at standardsactivities.csa.ca.
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
1.1 Statement of scope
This part of ISO/IEC 19780 specifies the Data Model for text-based expressions.
It provides a standardized way of isolating and describing textual expressions composed and communicated by collaborative group members.
1.2 Excluded subjects and aspects
For the purposes of simplicity, the following media and contexts have been excluded from this part of ISO/IEC 19780.
— Communication involving media other than text.
— Contexts and associated requirements in which one or more participants are intended to receive a given expression are identified individually, apart from the collaborative group (e.g. whispering or private messaging in chat contexts).
— Permissions and privacy information associated with individual participants.