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:

Contents: Members · Meetings and Mailing Lists · Current Work · Publications · Charter, history
Nearby: TAG Wiki . issue tracker · findings · www-tag · public-tag-announce (RSS) · blog · On Twitter · On GitHub

The TAG at the ODI, 9 January 2014
Left to right: Tim Berners-Lee, Daniel Appelquist, Peter Linss, Henry Thompson, Yehuda Katz, Anne van Kesteren, Jeni Tennison, Alex Russell, Yves Lafon, Sergey Konstantinov

The TAG has 9 members (5 elected, 3 appointed, and 1 chair) plus a staff contact:

  1. Tim Berners-Lee (W3C) (Chair)
  2. Daniel Appelquist (Telefónica) (Chair)1
  3. Domenic Denicola (Lab49)1
  4. David Herman (Mozilla Foundation)1
  5. Yehuda Katz (JQuery Foundation)2
  6. Sergey Konstantinov (Yandex)3
  7. Yves Lafon (W3C) (staff contact)
  8. Peter Linss (HP) (Chair)1
  9. Alex Russell (Google)2
  10. Jeni Tennison (ODI)2

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.

Meetings and Mailing Lists

See also: W3C Events Calendar · Holidays and Festivals·

The W3C archive editing policy is quite conservative; W3C will remove a messge to these lists only in extreme circumstances.

Current Work

The TAG is currently in a transitionary phase. Some of its work has been reflected in public product pages that have listed significant ongoing TAG projects. However, the TAG is experimenting with moving some of its work to GitHub. The TAG repositories on GitHub may be found under the w3ctag organization.

The TAG tracks long running issues and detailed actions using the W3C Tracker System. In addition, as part of our transfer of some ongoing work to GitHub, we are tracking some issues and holding some discussions on GitHub's issue tracker.

The TAG issue list shows issues that the TAG plans to address; by charter, issues are addes to this list by majority vote.

Lower priory work includes:


About the TAG: Charter, History

The TAG charter was added to W3C process July 2001:

W3C has created the TAG 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, and to help coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside and outside W3C.

Our work from 2001 to 2004 culminated in:

Since then, significant events include:










Group policies

Tim Berners-Lee, Dan Appelquist, Peter Linss, co-chairs
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