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Work in Progress on New Digital Publishing Interest Group Charter (Advance Notice)

From: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:46:38 +0200
To: public-new-work@w3.org
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The W3C Advisory Committee received an advance notice today that a new  
charter [1] for the Digital Publishing Interest Group [2] is under  
development. The current Interest Group is contributing to this draft and  
it is intended to replace the current IG charter [3] (due to expire on 1  

Since its launch in September 2013 the Interest Group has firmly  
established the presence of the Digital Publishing Community within W3C  
and, vice versa, the presence of W3C within the Digital Publishing  
Community. Work started by that group in the area of Accessibility, Layout  
& Styling, Pagination, and Content & Markup, is planned to be continued  
and completed under this new charter. The results of the earlier  
incarnation of this Interest Group will provide a strong basis for the  
work of the new Interest Group.

In parallel, the group has also developed, together with experts of IDPF  
and with comments from the Publishing Industry, a long term vision for  
bringing Digital Publishing and the Web together. This vision has been  
described in a White Paper [4], and is referred to as "EPUB+WEB". That  
document also identifies a series of technical challenges on the Web that  
should be solved to turn this vision into reality. The deliverables of the  
newly chartered Interest Group include clarifying the technical  
challenges, specifying those items that require cooperation with other W3C  
activities to solve them, and (if necessary) drafting proposed charters  
for W3C Working Groups to standardize specific items.

We would like to hear from a wide range of stakeholders to clarify the  
mission and scope for the new Interest Group, the target topics and  
industry priorities. Members and public are invited to send comments and  
suggestions for changes to the team contacts, or submit issues through the  
github issue list [5].

For more information, please contact Staff leads Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>  
or Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>.

Coralie Mercier, Acting Head of W3C Marketing & Communications

[1] http://w3c.github.io/dpub-charter/
[2] http://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/
[3] http://www.w3.org/2013/02/digpubig.html
[4] http://w3c.github.io/epubweb/
[5] https://github.com/w3c/dpub-charter/issues

  Coralie Mercier  -  W3C Communications Team  -  http://www.w3.org
mailto:coralie@w3.org +336 4322 0001 http://www.w3.org/People/CMercier/
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