W3C Technical Architecture Group Work Plan

27 December 2011

This page is used to track the current work of the TAG, and also to note projects that are completed or abandoned. Projects completed prior to mid-2011 are not tracked here, and this note is used only for major projects that represent and ongoing investment by the TAG. Other work of the TAG can be tracked by reading the archives of the www-tag@w3.org mailing list, or from the TAG's tracker page.

Top Priority

The TAG identifies several of its ongoing projects as being most significant and having top priority for successful completion. The following table provides a list.

Product TAG Members Assigned Upcoming Checkpoint(s)
Fragment Identifiers and Mime Types Peter Linss, Henry Thompson, Yves Lafon 31 December 2011: TAG Finding (Overdue)
Publishing and Linking on the Web Jeni Tennison, Dan Appelquist June 2012: TAG W3C Proposed Recommendation
URI Definition Discovery Jonathan Rees, Henry Thompson

July 2012: PR(s) or similar document covering the following:

  1. URI definition discovery architecture
  2. ontology (RDF vocabulary) as needed

July 2012: TAG Note on semantics of metadata for 'information resources'

MIME architecture for the Web Larry Masinter

From previously agreed product plan

30 September 2011: Draft of final report (e-mail from Larry Masinter provides outline, but says this is running a bit behind schedule)

31 December 2011: Final TAG Report on MIME architecture, most likely in the form of a TAG finding

31 December 2011: TAG achieves success criteria set out on the product page, and identifies further goals and next steps, if any

From product page proposed by Larry Masinter

31 March 2012: Publication of document explaining the areas in which use of Mime on the Web is proving problematic, suggesting concrete steps for resolving problems where they are found, documenting solutions agreed by the community, and highlighting unresolved problems. This will most likely be in the form of a TAG Finding.

Web Application State Ashok Malhotra

Note that the product titles in the first column provide links to so-called "product pages", which have more detail about the goals, scope, deliverables, and schedule for each product.

Other Active Projects

Product TAG Members Assigned Upcoming Checkpoint(s)
API Minimization Dan Appelquist Initial draft finding for community review at 2011 TPAC (date at risk)
HTML / XML Unification Tim Berners-Lee, Noah Mendelsohn, Norm Walsh (*)

30 September 2011: Report finalized

30 September 2011: TAG achieves success criteria set out on the product page, and identifies further goals and next steps, if any

Update W3C Web Architecture Pages Various small assignments to Dan Appelquist, Larry Masinter, and Jeni Tennison

Several first draft pages due Oct/Nov 2011

Privacy Friendly Web (early draft of reportproduct page needed) Daniel Appelquist, Ashok Malhotra TBD
Persistence of Identifiers Jonathan Rees, Henry Thompson Report on Domain Names and Persistence workshop due December 2011
Web Application Storage Ashok Malhotra TBD
Microdata/RDFa (E-mail) Jeni Tennison TBD

(*) Norm Walsh is a former TAG member who has generously agreed to lead this effort on behalf of the TAG.


The work on the following products has been completed:

Product TAG Members Assigned Upcoming Checkpoint(s)
HTML5 Last Call Review All Completion of work on this topic was announced on 30 December 2012.

Under consideration

The following product(s) are listed here for consideration as possible future TAG work. The linked product pages may or may not have been reviewed by the TAG as a whole.

Product TAG Members Assigned Upcoming Checkpoint(s)
HTML.next Proposed: TBD Proposed: Help the community focus scope and goals for next version(s) of HTML

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