WebCGM 2.0 Interoperability Implementation Report

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05 October 2006.
Thierry Michel, W3C


These results document the interoperability of multiple implementations for the features of WebCGM 2.0.

The goal, at this stage of WebCGM 2.0 development, is to demonstrate that every part of the WebCGM 2.0 specification can be and has been implemented. For this, each test must be passed by at least two implementations.

This document describes the results of WebCGM 2.0 implementations tested against new tests of the WebCGM 2.0 Test Suite (which adds tests to the ~255 tests of the WebCGM 1.0 Test Suite). It is based on previous matrix from Oasis.

This matrix does cover all WebCGM 2.0 features. It covers the new DOM-related and XCF features, the new static and "intelligence" features from WebCGM2.0, and the former features introduced in WebCGM 1.0.

Each of the DOM/XCF tests consists of a number of sub-tests -- typically about 5 sub-tests per listed test (one HTML/script file). The sub-tests (about 100 currently) are not individually reported in this matrix.

WebCGM 1.0

WebCGM is implemented in a large variety of products. Following is a non exhaustive list of products that support WebCGM, for information only.

WebCGM 2.0 Implementations Tested

This implementation report tested 6 separate WebCGM 2.0 implementations (4 viewers and 2 authoring tools), 3 of them with very broad coverage of the language. Implementers consisted of both large and small international corporations.

The data presented here is intended solely to be used as proof of WebCGM 2.0 implementability. It is only a snapshot of the actual implementation behaviors at one moment of time, this data is not intended to be used for assessing or grading the performance of any individual implementation.

The following table lists the WebCGM 2.0 implementations used to cover by the test results.

Company Product Version Type Platform
Itedo Software IsoView 6.0 Viewer Windows XP
Itedo Software IsoDraw 6.2 Editor Windows XP
Larson Software Technology VizEx 1 or 2 Viewer Windows XP
System Development Inc SDI Reader 1.04.05 Viewer Windows XP
Ematek GmbH MetaWeb 3.0 Viewer Windows XP
Auto-trol Technology
(viewer portion for static gfx)
Tech Illustrator [tbd] Editor Windows XP

Implementation Results

The Implementation results are presented into 3 different matrix covering all WebCGM 2.0 features:


On October 05th 2006, each test in the WebCGM 2.0 Test Suitehas at least two passing implementations developed independently. This includes the features at risk mentioned in the WebCGM 2.0 CR version. Therefore the exit criteria mentioned in the Status of this Document section of the WebCGM 2.0 Candidate Recommendation are fulfilled.

Thierry Michel - Last Updated: $Date: 2006/10/05 15:56:24 $