This is a maintenance release, implementing several changes agreed following the review of outstanding feature requests undertaken at the Council meeting in Galway in April (see Working Paper TCW12 for a complete list)
In addition to these specific responses to feature requests, a number of minor corrections and clarifications in the text of the Guidelines have been made. Examples of these include:
Several changes were made in the tool chain used to produce the Guidelines, most of these with a view to producing an enhanced PDF version for publication on paper. Changes have also been made in the stylesheets controlling the visualisation of the Guidelines on the web, in response to criticisms of earlier releases. These changes do not, of course, affect the text of the guidelines proper.
The I18N project continues; at this release, substantial amounts of new material have been added in Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish.
A systematic review of element specifications was undertaken; each specification now includes an example of its usage.