Summary of TAG activity from 10 Jan 2003 to 11 Feb 2003

Dear www-tag,

This is a summary of the TAG's activity from 10 Jan 2003 (end
date of the previous summary [1]) to 11 Feb 2003.

The TAG had four teleconferences and one face-to-face meeting
during this period, as well as one TAG-run teleconference on
linking in XML content (see issue xlinkScope-23). Summaries of
those meetings are linked from the TAG home page [2].

1) Issues. 

 The TAG discussed most of their issues in substance during this
 period, notably at the face-to-face meeting. 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:

 Please note in particular:

 1. Issues related to XInclude were added to the existing
    fragmentInXML-28: "Use of fragment identifiers in XML."

 2. The TAG closed issue xmlProfiles-29: "When, whither and
    how to profile W3C specifications in the XML Family." The 
    TAG recommended to the XML Activity Lead that W3C undertake
    work to define a subset of XML 1.1. Details of the TAG's
    recommendation are available here:

    As part of closing xmlProfiles-29, the TAG opened a new issue
    to address a particular topic that arose during discussions.
    The new issue is xmlIDSemantics-32: "How should the problem
    of identifying ID semantics in XML languages be addressed in
    the absence of a DTD?"

 3. The TAG decided issue mixedNamespaceMeaning-13: "What is
    the meaning of a document composed of content in mixed
    namespaces?" by splitting into three smaller issues:

   mixedUIXMLNamespace-33 : Composability for user
   interface-oriented XML namespaces

   xmlFunctions-34 : XML Transformation and composability
   (e.g., XSLT, XInclude, Encryption)

   RDFinXHTML-35 : Syntax and semantics for embedding RDF in

2) Architecture Document.

   The TAG published the 6 February 2003 Editor's Draft of the
   Architecture Document:

   This draft includes new text from Chris Lilley in 
   sections 3 and 4.

   List of changes:

3) Findings.

   At their face-to-face meeting, the TAG resolved to accept the
   draft finding by Tim Bray:

     "'Deep Linking' in the World Wide Web"

   This finding will be made to look like other TAG
   findings and announced to www-tag. By accepting this finding,
   the TAG closed issue deepLinking-25.

   More information about TAG findings is available at:

4) Election results.

   All TAG participants with one-year seats were either
   re-appointed or re-elected to two-year terms beginning 1
   February 2003.

5) Upcoming events.

   1. Several TAG expects to participate in a panel discussion
      at W3C's technical plenary day in March 2003. 

   2. Next TAG face-to-face meeting: May 2003.

For co-Chairs Stuart Williams and Tim Berners-Lee,
Ian Jacobs


Ian Jacobs (
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

Received on Friday, 14 February 2003 14:24:57 UTC