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[Draft] Transition Request: XInclude 1.1 to Candidate Recommendation

From: Paul Grosso <paul@paulgrosso.name>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:24:49 -0600
Message-ID: <54E219D1.5050906@paulgrosso.name>
To: Norm Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>, Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>
CC: Paul Grosso <paul@paulgrosso.name>, core <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>
At our last telcon, the WG approved sending XInclude 1.1
to (a second) CR.

Here is a draft CR transition request for XInclude 1.1.

Norm, please update the front matter and SOTD accordingly
(though the actual publication date may change).

Liam, let me know if anything should change below.  Do
we need a meeting again for a second CR, especially since
there were NO comments on the last LC?  Also, am I (planning
to) send this to the correct people/lists?  Please advise.



Eventually-to:  TimBL, Ralph, Philipp Hoschka
Eventually-cc:  Liam, w3t-comm, chairs, core, webreq

The XML Core WG requests transition of
XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.1
currently staged at
to a Candidate Recommendation.

The URL cited above is for the most recent draft
version of the draft as of ?? February 2015, designed
to be published on February 26 by having the directory
moved over to
in its entirety.  We believe it satisfies all relevant

There have been no non-editorial changes between this
CR draft and the latest XInclude 1.1 Last Call draft at

A version with color-coded revision indicators comparing this
draft to the XInclude 1.0 Recommendation is available at

The Last Call version of this document is at
The Last Call period ended 17 January 2015. There were
no recorded Last Call comments; hence there is no Disposition
of Comments document.

The associated requirements document is
XInclude 1.1 Requirement and Use Cases

The WG's decision to request transition to CR was taken
during a WG telcon on February 4 whose minutes may be found at


We propose a publication date of 26 February 2015.


XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.1

This document specifies a processing model and syntax for general
purpose inclusion. Inclusion is accomplished by merging a number
of XML information sets into a single composite infoset.
Specification of the XML documents (infosets) to be merged and
control over the merging process is expressed in XML-friendly
syntax (elements, attributes, URI references).

Status of this Document
This section describes the status of this document at the time of its
publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of
current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical
report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at

This is a Candidate Recommendation of XInclude 1.1 for review by
W3C Members and other interested parties. The Last Call period
ended 17 January 2015. There were no comments to this latest
Last Call (all previous comments having been incorporated into
the Last Call and all commentors having been satisfied).

XInclude 1.1 adds some upward-compatible enhancements to the
XInclude 1.0 Recommendation as discussed in the XInclude 1.1
Requirement and Use Cases document. The three key enhancements
can be summarized as follows:

* added support for a fragment identifier into text/plain content,

* additional processing to allow for “annotating” the post-included
   infoset with further information, and

* allow implementations the flexibility to support additional |parse|

This document has been produced by the W3C XML Core Working Group 
<http://www.w3.org/XML/Core/> as
part of the XML Activity <http://www.w3.org/XML/Activity>. The Working 
Group expects to advance this
Candidate Recommendation to Recommendation Status. We expect to exit
the CR period with at least two interoperable implementations of all
the features being added as part of XInclude 1.1. We will not exit
CR before 3 April 2015 by which time we do expect to have sufficient
implementation experience.

Please send comments about this document to the public
www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org mailing list; archives are available.

Publication as a Candidate Recommendation does not imply endorsement by
the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced
or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite
this document as other than work in progress.

Known implementations are documented in the XInclude Implementation
Report at http://www.w3.org/XML/2013/10/xinclude-11-impl-report/. A
Test Suite is maintained at 
to help in assessing conformance to this specification. The latest release
of the Test Suite includes new test cases which implementers can use
to check their conformance to the changes included in this new edition.

This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February 2004
W3C Patent Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures
made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also
includes instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual who has
actual knowledge of a patent which the individual believes contains
Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance with
section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.

Paul Grosso and Norman Walsh, chairs of the XML Core WG.
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