Summary of TAG activity from 5 Oct 2002 to 4 Nov 2002

Dear www-tag,

This is a summary of the TAG's activity from 5 Oct 2002
(end date of the previous summary [1]) to 4 Nov 2002.

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

1) The TAG discussed the following issues in substance:

  - xlinkScope-23 : What is the scope of using XLink?

  - RFC3023Charset-21 : Do all "shoulds" of RFC 3023 section 7.1

   Details about discussions and related actions are available in
   the meeting minutes linked from the TAG's home page. The TAG's
   issues list is available at:

2) The TAG accepted the following issues:

  - IRIEverywhere-27 : Should W3C specifications start
                       promoting IRIs?

  - fragmentInXML-28 : Use of fragment identifiers in XML

3) The TAG did not accept the following issue:

  - "Potential issue re consistency XQuery/Xschema"

    See relevant discussion at the 4 Nov 2002 teleconference

4) The TAG reached a decision on:

  - RFC3023Charset-21: Do all "shoulds" of RFC 3023 section
                       7.1 apply?

The decision is recorded in the TAG Finding:

  "Internet Media Type registration, consistency of use"


  Internet Media Types are an important part of the Web
  architecture. This finding discusses three aspects of Internet
  Media Types: registration by W3C Working Groups, consistency
  between Internet Media Type and content, and consistency in the
  communication of character encoding information.

5) The 29 Oct 2002 draft of the Architecture Document was
    published for TAG review.

   This draft incorporates comments from reviewers of the
   30 August 2002 draft, TAG discussion of those comments at
   the TAG's September face-to-face meeting, and discussion
   at the 28 October 2002 teleconference. The list of
   changes is available at:

   The TAG expects to publish its second "TR page" revision
   of the Architecture Document in time for the November
   Advisory Committee meeting.

6) During this period, the TAG published no findings. However,
    the TAG adopted a policy for findings versioning that is
    similar to W3C's policy for Technical Reports in terms of

7) The TAG prepared for its face-to-face meeting in Boston
    in November, and for its presentation to the AC.

For Tim Berners-Lee, TAG Chair
Ian Jacobs


Ian Jacobs (
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

Received on Thursday, 7 November 2002 12:52:53 UTC