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Submission request to W3C (W3C Team Comment)

We, W3C members, ACCESS Co., Ltd., TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, SHARP CORPORATION, Aplix Corporation, and NEC Corporation, hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the document linked below:

  1. POIX: Point of Interest Exchange Language Specification

which is referred to as "the submission". We request the submission be known as the "POIX" submission.


The Internet is rapidly growing toward wireless and mobile environment beyond the wired world. Nowadays, various types of mobile devices including PDAs and car navigation systems can access to the Internet. These devices are required to exchange the location-related information such as position data on the map. The "POIX" proposed here defines a general-purpose specification language for describing location information, which is an application of XML (Extensible Markup Language). POIX is a common baseline for exchanging location data via e-mail and embedding location data in HTML and XML documents. This specification can be used by mobile device developers, location-related service providers, and server software developers.

Intellectual Property Rights

The POIX specification was developed by the POI Working Group in MOSTEC (MObile Information Standard TEchnical Committee). Upon acknowledgment of the submission, the submitters (ACCESS, TOYOTA, Mitsubishi, SHARP, Aplix, and NEC) and other members of MOSTEC POI Working Group agree that this specification may be freely distributed, published, used and implemented for the purpose of supporting the W3C recommendations. We expressly disclaim any and all warranties regarding this contribution including any warranty that this contribution does not violate the rights of others or is fit for a particular purpose.




The submission may be distributed within the membership of the W3C free of any fee. The submission may be distributed publicly free of any fee.



Suggested action

We suggest that the related group in W3C such as "Mobile Access Interest Group" should pick up this submission for discussion. Then, if there might be enough attention in this topic, related working group should be formalized.


To help with this work, we expect to be able to provide non-resident document editing assistance to the Consortium.

Change control

Should any changes be required to the document, we would expect future versions to be produced by W3C process.


Inquiries from the public or press about this submission should be directed to:
Tomihisa Kamada,   ACCESS Co.,Ltd.,   tomy@access.co.jp
Hiroyuki Kanemitsu,   TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION,   kanemitu@fantasia.ml.toyota.co.jp


this 31st day of May, 1999,

ACCESS Co., Ltd., TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, SHARP CORPORATION, Aplix Corporation, and NEC Corporation.

Tomihisa Kamada, ACCESS Co.,Ltd.
Masashi Saito, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Ryu Koriyama, Aplix Corporation
Fumio Onimaru, NEC Corporation