Hi SignWriting List,
In two weeks time, I am going to submit my latest Internet Draft to the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). Each submission is valid for 6-months. Over the process of 1 to 2 years, the review of this I-D will help cement the standard for completeness and accuracy. When this process is finished, the work will be published as an RFC: request for comment. It will represent a standard that anyone can implement on the internet without royalty or IP related issues.
The RFC will be an authoritative standard document that is stable and can be referenced for programming or academics. The RFC process should coincide with my completion of the SignPuddle Standard for SignWriting Text infrastructure.
The SignWriting Image Server is ready with a prerelease candidate.http://signpuddle.net/wiki/index.php/SignWriting_Image_Server
I have SWIS installed on Wikimedia Labs for any and all Wikipedia projectshttp://swis.wmflabs.orghttp://ase.wikipedia.wmflabs.org
I have SWIS installed on SignBank for SignPuddle Online and for the general public.http://signbank.org/swis
I'm hard at work on the Image Client.http://signpuddle.net/wiki/index.php/SignWriting_Image_Client
I was recently reminded that the old SignMaker and SignText have browser issues and other issues of inconvenience. I know this to be true. It's next on my list. At 50% operational, the infrastructure is a bit clunky in parts. The instability before 2012, caused massive rework that was unavoidable and often wasted.
Before 2012, I could not have built the editors of tomorrow because I didn't have a complete vision or a stable encoding. The new user interface experience is currently being built using the specification contained in draft-slevinski-signwriting-text.
For the IETF process, I will need 2 types of reviewers: general and qualified. Anyone can be a general reviewer. Read through, request clarification or expansion, find inconsistencies and errors, suggest sections that can be added or removed.
This is an open request to anyone on the SignWriting List or the Internet in general. Please consider reviewing my document over the next year or two. As I start the IETF process, I will know more specifics about the role of the reviewers and the qualifications required.
Here are the prerelease links,
PDF - http://signpuddle.net/download/draft-slevinski-signwriting-text-pre.pdf
HTML - http://signpuddle.net/download/draft-slevinski-signwriting-text-pre.html