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Summary of TAG activity from 2 July to 7 August 2002

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 15:18:38 -0400
Message-ID: <3D51728E.3070609@w3.org>
To: www-tag@w3.org

Dear www-tag,

This is a summary of the TAG's activity from 2 July 2002
(end date of the previous summary [1]) to 7 August 2002.

The TAG had four teleconferences during this period; summaries of
those meetings are linked from the TAG home page [2].

During the current period, the TAG has primarily:

1) Published the following findings:

     "Using Qualified Names (QNames) as Identifiers in Content":


     The question that prompted this finding was "are QNames
     acceptable replacements for URIs as identifiers within
     specifications?" This finding documents the TAG's opinion on
     the use of QNames as identifiers.

     "Consistency of Formatting Property Names, Values, and


     The use of named formatting properties to influence the
     presentation of documents on the Web has become
     widespread. As XML vocabularies are now being combined in
     many ways, it is imperative that a common set of property
     names, values, and semantics be maintained.

     This finding establishes an architectural principle to that

2) Discussed the following issues in substance:

    - httpRange-14 : What is the range of the HTTP dereference

      URIEquivalence-15 : When are two URI variants considered

3) Accepted the following new issues:

    - contentTypeOverride-24 : Can a specification include rules
      for overriding HTTP content type parameters?

    - deepLinking-25 : What to say in defense of principle that
      deep linking is not an illegal act?

4) Reached a decision on the following issues:

    - qnameAsId-18

    - formattingProperties-19

5) Architecture Document

    While there has not been a new draft of the architecture
    document since the previous summary, the TAG has contributed
    text for the next draft. The TAG expects to have a first public
    Working Draft by the end of August.

For Tim Berners-Lee, TAG Chair
Ian Jacobs

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2002Jul/0127
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/#about

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447
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