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From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 16:16:10 +0100
To: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
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Subject: Web Platform Working Group Charter Extended; Marcos Caceres 
appointed  co-Chair; Charles McCathie Nevile reappointed co-Chair
Resent-Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:20:29 +0000
Resent-From: chairs@w3.org
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 08:20:17 +0800
From: Xueyuan <xueyuan@w3.org>
To: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
CC: chairs@w3.org


Dear Advisory Committee representative,
Chairs,

The Web Platform Working Group charter [1] is hereby extended until 31 
December 2018.

Rechartered in August 2017, the Web Platform Working Group has continued 
the development of the HTML language and provides specifications that 
enable improved client-side application development on the Web.

As reported at the AC meeting in Berlin [2], W3C believes that having 
two distinct HTML and DOM specs claiming to be normative is generally 
harmful for the community. The WHATWG and the W3C continue negotiations 
to provide a single authoritative specification for HTML and DOM.

While progress in this negotiation has been made since May there is no 
agreement in place yet. During this extension there will be no REC track 
advancement for the joint work with the WHATWG, per the recommendation 
of the AB [3] and the Team. This applies to the following documents:
  * https://www.w3.org/TR/html53/
  * https://www.w3.org/TR/dom41/
  * https://www.w3.org/TR/websockets/
  * https://www.w3.org/TR/2dcontext2/
  * https://www.w3.org/TR/microdata/
  * https://www.w3.org/TR/staticrange/
  * https://www.w3.org/TR/workers/

We also expect the Working Group to prepare a re-charter proposal in the 
meantime, adding new deliverables as suggested by the ongoing work in 
the Web Incubator Community Group.

Additionally, Marcos Caceres (Mozilla) is appointed as third co-Chair of 
the Working Group. As existing co-chair of the Web Incubator Community 
Group (WICG), Marcos's appointment will facilitate the transitions from 
incubation to the working group in general. Marcos is joining current 
co-Chairs Charles McCathie Nevile and Léonie Watson. Charles McCathie 
Nevile's affiliation has changed from Yandex to ConsenSys and he is 
re-appointed.

Information on how to participate in this group is available [4]. More 
information about the Web Platform Working Group can be found on its 
home page [5].

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact 
Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>.

This announcement follows section 5.1 and section 5.2.5 of the W3C 
Process Document:
    https://www.w3.org/2018/Process-20180201/#ReqsAllGroups
    https://www.w3.org/2018/Process-20180201/#charter-extension

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director, and
Philippe Le Hégaret, Project Management Lead;
Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & Communications

[1] https://www.w3.org/2017/08/webplatform-charter.html
[2] https://www.w3.org/2018/05/14-ac-minutes.html#item03
[3] https://www.w3.org/2018/08/07-ab-minutes.html#item03
[4] https://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/83482/join
[5] https://www.w3.org/WebPlatform/WG/
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