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Proposed change to fully spelled out EXI WG name

From: Takuki Kamiya <tkamiya@us.fujitsu.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:54:37 -0700
To: "public-exi@w3.org" <public-exi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <23204FACB677D84EBD57175AB7B5A71C03F610294F75@FMSAMAIL.fmsa.local>

Since the start of the working group, the focus of this WG has been on how to 
make XML interchange more efficient between applications. We will further 
continue this effort by making improvements to what we have achieved as EXI 
and its related specifications.

As we informed the audience of this public mailing list in August 
(please see [1]), the WG is working on making JSON exchange more efficient 
by applying EXI to JSON. We are recently also exploring the idea of applying 
EXI to CSS and JavaScript. There are more ideas on the table to apply EXI to 
HTML5, MathML, etc. (see [2])

Reviewing how best position these ongoing work in relation to our current 
charter [3], we started to fiddle with the idea of reflecting the widening scope 
of our work to the working group name.

The Working Group agreed that it should seek to change the name of the 
working group to better represent what we want to achieve while preserving 
the acronym "EXI". Changing the acronym would seem more difficult. Among 
the causes for the difficulty is that the WG page URL [4], for example, contains it. 
Therefore, we do not propose to change the acronym, and the WG will be still 
called as "EXI" WG. 

The plan is that the acronym "EXI" will stand for "Efficient Extensible Interchange" 
instead of "Efficient XML interchange." This change is to indicate EXI is not 
only for XML, all while causing no changes to the acronym.

If you have any comments or questions, please let us know as soon as possible.

Thank you,

[1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-exi/2016Aug/0004.html
[2] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-exi/2016Sep/0001.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/XML/2015/05/exi-charter.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/XML/EXI/
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