Re: Tracking Protection Working Group Extended

Peter / Thomas - 

Was the charter renewal discussed by the WG prior to renewal?

I don't remember it being raised. And it seems rather odd to me that it
wasn't mentioned over the past few days given that we were all together.
In previous charter renewals, there was at least some discussion both on
the list and during the f2f.  I'd be surprised if I were the only person
uncomfortable with how this appears to have unfolded this time.

Aside from the potential process issue, this may create a substantive
issue. We haven't required UA's to clearly describe the DNT functionality
- an issue that I've raised repeatedly and one that has not been given
much consideration to date IMO. If the rationale for this is related to
the charter (I.e., we won't dictate UI), then the charter absolutely
should have been subject to some discussion prior to renewal. I'd
appreciate hearing your thoughts.


On 2/12/13 7:41 PM, "Ian Jacobs" <> wrote:

>Dear Advisory Committee representative,
>The Tracking Protection Working Group charter [1] is hereby extended
>until 30 April 2014.
>Launched in September 2011, the Tracking Protection Working Group has
>focused on and delivered Working Drafts for two of its three chartered
>* Tracking Preference Expression
>* Tracking Compliance and Scope
>The Working Group is working against a schedule that is expected to bring
>the Tracking Preference Expression and Tracking Compliance and Scope
>specifications to Last Call by July 2013, and to conclude its chartered
>work by 30 April 2014.
>Details about the schedule are available in a blog post [2] by Working
>Group co-chair Peter Swire.
>At the same time, the charter [3] of the Tracking Preference Expression
>PAG [4] has been extended until 30 June 2013.
>More information about the Tracking Protection Working Group can be found
>on its home page [5].
>If you have any questions or need further information, please contact
>Thomas Roessler <>.
>This extension follows section 6.2.5 of the W3C Process Document:
>For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director, and
>Thomas Roessler, Technology and Society Domain Lead;
>Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications
>Ian Jacobs (
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Received on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 01:37:55 UTC