The W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG)
What Is The TAG?
The TAG is a special working group within the W3C, chartered (under the W3C Process Document) with stewardship of the Web architecture.
As outlined in our charter, there are three aspects to this mission:
- to document and build consensus around principles of Web architecture and to interpret and clarify these principles when necessary;
- to resolve issues involving general Web architecture brought to the TAG;
- to help coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside and outside W3C.
Photo Credit: Matt Griffin
The TAG at Akamai San Francisco, 23 April 20115
Left to right: Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Nottingham, Daniel Appelquist, Yan Zhu, Hadley Beeman, Peter Linss, Yves Lafon, Alex Russell, Travis Leithead
The TAG has 9 participants (5 elected, 3 appointed, and 1 chair) plus a staff contact:
- Tim Berners-Lee (W3C) (Chair)
- Daniel Appelquist (W3C Invited Expert) (Chair)1
- Yves Lafon (W3C) (staff contact)
- Travis Leithead (Microsoft)2
- Peter Linss (HP) (Chair)1
- Mark Nottingham (Akamai)2
- Alex Russell (Google)2
- Yan Zhu (Yahoo!)2
- Hadley Beeman(W3C Invited Expert)3
- David Baron (Mozilla Foundation)4
- 1 Two-year term begins 1 Feb
2014 (see election results).
- 2 Two-year term begins 1 Feb
2015 (see election
- 3 Term begins 16 April 2015 and ends 31 January 2017.
- 4 Term begins 13 May 2015 and ends 31 January 2016.
The TAG is partly elected by the Advisory Committee and partly appointed by the Director. Each year
the nomination period typically starts 1 November the election
typically starts 1 December.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
- TAG meeting; 15-17 July 2015 in Berlin (hosted by Yandex)
- TAG meeting; 14-16 September 2015 in Boston (hosted by MIT)
The TAG repositories on GitHub may be found under the w3ctag organization.
The TAG reviews specifications from other groups. These reviews are kept track of in a separate Github repo. If you would like to request a TAG review, please open an issue there.
We are tracking issues and holding some discussions using GitHub's issue tracker, on a document-by-document basis.
The TAG issue list shows issues that the TAG plans to address; by charter, issues are added to this list by majority vote.
Recent face-to-face meetings
- TAG meeting; 21-25 April 2015 in San Francisco (hosted by Akamai)
- Extensible Web Summit, 20 April 2015, hosted at FluentConf
- TAG meeting; 6-8 January 2015 in New York City (hosted by Google)
- TAG Meeting; 29th September - 1st October, 2014; London, UK (hosted by Telefónica) Minutes
- TAG Meeting 1 April 2014 - 3 April 2014, Mozilla, San Francisco, CA, USA
- Extensible Web Summit, 4 April 2014, hosted by Adobe
- TAG meeting 30th September - 2nd October 2013, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
- TAG meeting 29th - 31st May, 2013, London, UK
- TAG meeting 18th - 20th March, 2013, Cambridge, MA, USA
- TAG meeting 7th - 9th October, 2012, London, UK
- TAG meeting 12th-14th
June 2012, MIT, Cambridge, MA
- TAG meeting
2nd-4th April 2012, Sophia-Antipolis, France
- TAG meeting 4th-6th
January 2012, MIT, Cambridge, MA
- TAG meeting
13th-15th September 2011, Edinburgh, UK