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Closing CDF WG, Publishing Specs as Notes

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:48:34 -0400
Message-ID: <4C3B9BC2.8050804@w3.org>
To: public-cdf@w3.org, CDF WG <member-cdf@w3.org>
Hi, CDF folks-

While we had hoped that more implementations might emerge that passed 
the CDF and WICD test suites [1], such that these specifications would 
meet the criteria as W3C Recommendations, it does not seem that this 
will happen in a reasonable timeframe.  Despite good partial 
implementation experience, implementers have not show sufficient 
interest to justify further investment of W3C resources into this group, 
even at a background level.

In order to clarify the status of the CDF WG specifications, including 
Compound Document by Reference Framework 1.0 [2], Web Integration 
Compound Document (WICD) Core 1.0 [3], WICD Mobile 1.0 [4], and WICD 
Full 1.0 [5], all in Candidate Recommendation phase since July 2007, we 
have decided to publish them as Working Group Notes instead, and to 
close the Compound Document Formats Working Group.

We are grateful for all the work that many people did in creating, 
reviewing, and implementing these specifications and supporting 
material, including the test suite [1].  We feel that despite not 
becoming W3C Recommendations, there is some very good work in these 
specifications, and the SVG Working Group has expressed interest in 
taking on and updating some of the content and tests for the integration 
of SVG in HTML, which does have considerable interest by browser 
vendors, so the effort this group put forth will still bear fruit.

If there are any objections to closing this group, or to publishing the 
specifications as WG Notes, please respond with a rationale within one 
week, before 20 July 2010.  Further interest in the topic of compound 
documents should be directed to the HTML or SVG Working Groups, or other 
groups as appropriate.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/CDF/TestSuite/WICD_CDR_WP1/index.xhtml
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-CDR-20070718/
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-WICD-20070718/
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-WICDMobile-20070718/
[5] http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-WICDFull-20070718/

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
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