Fwd: W3C XML Activity Renewed

The XML Activity has been renewed. See below. Note also that you'll be
asked to rejoin all of the XML WGs in which you participate because
deliverables have changed and that requires re-affirming your patent
policy positions.

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  • From: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:27:43 +0200
  • Subject: W3C XML Activity Renewed
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Dear Advisory Committee representative,

W3C is pleased to announce the approval and extension of the XML Activity  
and the approval of the extension of the following groups:

1) Groups with new deliverables:

Efficient XML Interchange Working Group
     Chair: Takuki Kamiya
     Team Contacts: Carine Bournez, Liam Quin
     Charter: http://www.w3.org/XML/2013/exi-charter.html

XML Core Working Group
     Chairs: Norman Walsh, Paul Grosso
     Team Contact: Liam Quin
     Charter: http://www.w3.org/XML/2013/xml-core-charter.html

XML Query Working Group
     Chair: Jim melton
     Team Contact: Liam Quin
     Charter: http://www.w3.org/XML/2013/query-charter.html

XSLT Working Group (formerly XSL Working Group)
     Chair: Sharon Adler
     Team Contacts: Carine Bournez, Liam Quin
     Charter: http://www.w3.org/XML/2013/xsl-charter.html

2) Extended Groups:

XML Processing Model Working Group
     Chair: Norman Walsh
     Team Contact: Liam Quin
     Charter: http://www.w3.org/XML/2013/xproc-charter.html

XML Coordination Group
     Chair: Paul Grosso
     Team Contact: Liam Quin
     Charter: http://www.w3.org/XML/2013/xml-cg-charter

All groups are chartered until the end of May 2015.

The Call for Participation will be sent as a separate email.

It is expected that this Activity and these groups will consume about 1.25  

3) Closed Groups:

The XML Print and Page Layout Working Group closed because of insufficient  

The XML Schema Working Group closed because it successfully completed its  
work; future maintenance of XML Schema documents will continue in the XML  
Core Working Group.

Results of the XML Activity Call for Review

We would like to thank the Members who provided input to the Call for  
Review of the XML Activity:

The substantive comments were as follows:

(1) Requests that the XForms WG join the XML Activity.


The XForms WG is already part of the XML Coordination group, and as such  
already participates in the XML activity. This particular proposal should  
be discussed as part of a potential rechartering of the XForms WG.

(2) XML normalization to be added to XML Core.


The XML Core Working Group is willing to take on XML Normalization, and it  
has been added to that Working Group charter, under the assumption that  
people from the former XML Security Working Group will join XML Core to do  
the work.

(3)  Streaming Profile of XPath 1 to be handed off from XML Security to  


The XML Security WG decided to end work on this draft of a profile of the  
1998 version of XPath 1.0.  We have also not found a critical mass of  
parties interested in continuing this work within the XML Activity. So we  
could not implement this suggestion. This does not preclude future work in  
the area, should sufficient resources become available.

There were also some requests for clarifications and some minor changes to  
be made to the charters; the changes were made as appropriate.

If you have questions, please contact Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>.

This announcement follows section 5 [1], and section 6.2.5 [2] of the W3C  
Process Document.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/activities
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups#charter-extension

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director;
Philipp Hoschka, Ubiquitous Web Domain Lead;
Liam Quin, XML Activity Lead;
Coralie Mercier, W3C Communications

  Coralie Mercier  -  W3C Communications Team  -  http://www.w3.org
mailto:coralie@w3.org +33643220001 http://www.w3.org/People/CMercier/

Received on Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:33:52 UTC