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Charter Proposal

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 22:54:35 +0200
To: public-forms-tf@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tzk8c9sc64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

Attached is a propopsed charter for the Forms Task Force. I hope this will  
help us start up.

By the way, I said I thought it would be best to wait for Sebastian, but  
he hasn't replied for over three weeks now so it seems better to move on.  
Maybe the Forms WG can consider replacing him if he indeed remains absent.

Kind regards,

Anne van Kesteren
Forms Task Force Charter (PROPOSAL)


XForms allows separating the user interface and presentation from the logic
and model, allowing the same form to be used on a wide variety of devices
such as voice browsers, handhelds, desktops and even paper. XForms allows
much more checking and calculation to be done on the client, before the form
is submitted to the server, providing the user with a much better
experience, and reducing the need for repeated client-server cycles.

Web Forms 2.0 builds on top of HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 in a compatible way
and provides new strongly-typed input controls, extensions to existing
controls to specify constraints, XML submission and initialization of forms,
and other features.


The goal of the Forms Task Force is to develop a set of guidelines for
architectural consistency in forms technologies.


The primary deliverable of the task force is a W3C Note, published jointly
by the Forms and HTML working groups and with the consensus of the members
of those groups, outlining guidelines for architectural consistency in forms
technologies. The HTML WG and Forms WG are expected to evaluate their future
specifications against these guidelines and report back to the Task Force.


The Forms Task Force expects to be done by July 2008.


All discussion related to the deliverable will take place on the publicly
archived public-forms-tf@w3.org mailing list.


To be successful, the Forms Task Force is expected to have active
participation of three HTML working group members and three Forms working
group members for its duration. Participants are expected to contribute
10%-15% of their working time. Participants must be nominated by the HTML
and Forms working group chairs, up to a maximum of three from each working


For a decision to carry all participants of the Forms Task Force need to
agree or abstain. If any member disagrees there is no descision. Decisions
are to be made in asynchronous fashion on the public mailing list unless all
members are present during a meeting. If a member has not replied to a
request for descision within two weeks after it was posted to the mailing
list he will automatically abstain unless the member has indicated that he
or she will be absent during that period.


The Forms Task Force will communicate with the Forms WG and HTML WG to
ensure that members of those groups supports the advancements made by the
Forms Task Force.


The Forms Task Force will operate under the same patent policy as that of
the Forms and HTML WG.
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