W3C Technical Architecture Group Work Plan

1 May 2012

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 Jeni Tennison, Larry Masinter, Henry Thompson

Jeni Tennison has ACTION-690 to proposed next steps on this project.

Publishing and Linking on the Web Jeni Tennison, Robin Berjon
  • First public working draft of Rec. 1 June 2012
  • Form community group after fpwd avail, but allowing feedback to community group
URI Documentation Discovery Jonathan Rees, Henry Thompson

Publish table comparing characteristics of httpRange14 change proposals

After that's done, schedule discussion of ongoing role of TAG in this work and the best way to carry this to resolution.

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)
MIME architecture for the Web Larry Masinter

The first round of work on this topic was done in 2011, and resulted in the publication of MIME and the Web: draft-masinter-mime-web-info-02

Noah to write final product page indicating this work closed.

Privacy by Design in APIs (was: API Minimization) Robin Berjon

Robin to revise product page for TAG review

HTML / XML Unification Tim Berners-Lee, Noah Mendelsohn, Norm Walsh (*)

1 February 2012: Draft report published by the TAG for community review

Norm Walsh to visit TAG June F2F

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

Several first draft pages due Oct/Nov 2011

Persistence of Identifiers Jonathan Rees, Henry Thompson

Draft of product plan was discussed 4-6 January 2012 TAG F2F: this version was proposed by Henry Thompons, but more discussion is needed to agree on the plan.

Web Application Storage Ashok Malhotra, Robin Berjon

Robin to draft product

(*) 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 Status
HTML5 Last Call Review All

Completion of work on this topic was announced on 30 December 2011.

Web Application State Ashok Malhotra

The finding Identifying Application State was published on 1 December 2011, ahead of schedule. Completion of work on this topic was announced on 1 May 2012.

HTML Data Jeni Tennison, Noah Mendelsohn

Successful completion of this work was announced on 23 April 2012. More details are available in the final version of the product page.

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)
None at this time

No longer active

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