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New Technology 2.0

Publication type and date

W3C Working Draft 23 May 2012

Version and author information

This version:
Latest version:
Felix Sasaki (W3C / DFKI Fellow)


This document gathers metadata proposed within the MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group for the Internationalization Tag Set Version 2.0 (ITS 2.0). The metadata targets web content (mainly HTML5) and deep Web content, for example content stored in a content management system (CMS) or XML files from which HTML pages are generated, that facilitates its interaction with multilingual technologies and localization processes.

Status section

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at

This document is a First Public Working Draft published by the MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group, part of the W3C Internationalization Activity. The Working Group expects to advance this Working Draft to Working Group Note (see W3C document maturity levels).

This document describes use cases for ITS 2.0 metadata. By publishing this working draft the working group does not express any consensus about the implementation approach, the use cases described or the proposed metadata items. The main purpose of this publication is to gather feedback from a wider audience. Comments discussed within the working group are marked as COMMENT:.

Feedback about the content of this document is encouraged. Send your comments to Use "Comment on ITS 2.0 requirements WD" in the subject line of your email. The archives for this list are publicly available.

Publication as a Working Draft does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress.

This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy. The group does not expect this document to become a W3C Recommendation. W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual who has actual knowledge of a patent which the individual believes contains Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.