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Standards

2011-09-20

Ink Markup Language (InkML)

This document describes the syntax and semantics for the Ink Markup Language for use in the W3C Multimodal Interaction Framework as proposed by the W3C Multimodal Interaction Activity. The Ink Markup Language serves as the data format for representing ink entered with an electronic pen or stylus. The markup allows for the input and processing of handwriting, gestures, sketches, music and other notational languages in applications. It provides a common format for the exchange of ink data between components such as handwriting and gesture recognizers, signature verifiers, and other ink-aware modules.

Group Notes

2003-01-22

Requirements for the Ink Markup Language

This document describes requirements for the Ink Markup Language that will be used in the multimodal interaction framework as proposed by the W3C Multimodal Interaction Working Group. The Ink Markup Language will serve as the data format for representing ink entered with an electronic pen or stylus in a multimodal system. The markup will allow for the input and processing of handwriting, gestures, sketches, music and other notational languages in web-based multimodal applications. In the context of the W3C Multimodal Interaction Framework, the markup provides a common format for the exchange of ink data between components such as handwriting and gesture recognizers, signature verifiers, and other ink-aware modules.