Extensible 3D (X3D) encodings
Part 2: Classic VRML encoding
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International Electrotechnical Commission) form a specialized system for
worldwide standardization. National bodies that are members of ISO or IEC
participate in the development of International Standards through technical
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In the field of information technology, ISO and IEC have established
a joint technical committee, ISO/IEC JTC 1. Draft International Standards
adopted by the joint technical committee are circulated to national bodies
for voting. Publication as an International Standard requires approval by
at least 75% of the national bodies casting a vote.
for information on JTC 1.
International Standard ISO/IEC 19776 was prepared by Joint Technical Committee
ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, Subcommittee 24, Computer graphics
and image processing, in collaboration with The Web3D Consortium, Inc. (
and the X3D Contributors moderating mailing list
ISO/IEC 19776 consists of the following parts, under the general title Information technology — Computer graphics and image processing — Extensible 3D (X3D) encodings:
Part 1: Extensible Markup Language (XML) encoding
Part 2: Classic VRML encoding (this part)
Part 3: Binary encoding
Further parts will follow.
Annex A forms an integral part of this part of ISO/IEC 19776. Annex B is for information only.