The primary activity of the TAG is to develop Architectural
Recommendations. The TAG findings listed below document fundamental
principles that should be adhered to by all Web components. The TAG expects
to include these findings in the TAG's Architectural Recommendations, to be
published according to the requirements of the W3C
Recommendation Track process.
This page documents TAG findings, which may either be approved or draft findings.
The TAG gathers input from the community as it works on draft findings.
Once the TAG approves finding, it announces it to www-tag as an approved
finding. The TAG may review the finding if there is substantial
About TAG findings
At its 4 Nov
2002 teleconference, the TAG agreed to adopt the following policy for
managing findings versions.
A finding draft should be managed like a W3C technical report:
- After announcement of a draft, we don't modify it.
- Each draft has a latest/this version URI and links to the previous
- The status section of a finding draft indicates whether the document is
a draft/for review in light of TAG consensus/ approved by the TAG.
Having approved a finding:
- For minor changes thereafter, we continue to publish updates using the
same "latest version URI" (i.e., it remains part of the same document
series). It is possible for the latest version of the series to be "not
yet approved". That should be a temporary state, however. Findings in an
intermediate state should refer to the previous approved version.
- For major changes, we can start a new series (with a different "latest
version URI"). If we start a new series, the new series should explain
its relation to the old one (e.g., whether the new series supersedes the