After prolonged discussion of E1708 Standard Practice for Electronic Interchange of Color and Appearance Data at several ASTM E12 meetings and examination of related standards, it seems prudent to ballot a revision to E1708 that abandons the connection to CGATS documents. In particular, the current CGATS.5 no longer addresses interchange of data, and is hence irrelevant to E1708. If we down-scope E1708 to include only ASCII communication (not XML), and also remove the references to CGATS.5, this will allow E1708 to proceed as an updated standard, without further modification.
Keywordsdata interchange; data transmission; spectral data interchange; spectral data transmission;
Ballot Item Approved as E1708-2014 and Pending Publication