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C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, W3C, chair
Liam Quin, Team contact, for Tim Berners-Lee, Director
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The XML Coordination Group provides a forum for coordination between the Working Groups of the XML Activity, and between the XML Activity and other parts of W3C, and between the XML Activity and other organizations.
The XML Coordination Group is a Coordination Group of the W3C and follows the Coordination Group process described in the W3C Process Document. Except as outlined elsewhere in this charter and when applicable, the XML Coordination Group follows the common procedures outlined in Common Procedures for XML Working Groups (substituting "Coordination Group" for "Working Group" as needed).
The XML Coordination Group is responsible for:
The XML Coordination Group itself has no required deliverables; those are produced by Working Groups. But the Coordination Group does maintain overviews and otherwise communicate the results of the Working Groups, and in conjunction with the XML Plenary Interest Group it has responsibility for providing overall technical guidance for the development of XML and related specifications.
The expiration date of this charter is 30 June 2006.
The XML Coordination Group membership consists of
Other participants may be added, as decided by the Coordination Group and the prospective participant, based on the need for close liaison with other Working Groups in the XML Coordination Group.
The participants involvement required by this Group include weekly teleconfences, mailing list and occasional face-to-face meetings.
The initial chair of the XML Coordination Group is C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, W3C.
The initial Team contact for the XML Coordination Group is Liam Quin. Approximately 0.2 FTE are currently allocated to this Activity.
The XML Coordination Group meets by phone every week, and occasionally meets face-to-face when opportunity arises; recently, the Coordination Group has met face to face in conjunction with W3C technical plenary meetings or with co-located meetings of the XSL, XML Schema, and XML Query Working Groups (expected frequency: at most twice a year).
Meeting records include participants present, the results of group decisions, and significant action items.
The home page of the Coordination Group, maintained by the chair and Team contact, provides convenient access to
The proceedings of this Coordination Group are Member-confidential, subject to exceptions made by the Chair with the Coordination Group's agreement.
In support of public accountability, on the occasions (expected to be rare) that this group finds itself responsible for making decisions with an impact on the technical content of W3C specifications, it will make public a summary of the question, the decision made, and the rationale for the decision.
The XML Coordination Group provides an opportunity to share perspectives on XML in general. W3C reminds Coordination Group participants of their obligation to comply with patent disclosure obligations as set out in Section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy. While the Coordination Group does not produce Recommendation-track documents, when Coordination Group participants review Recommendation-track specifications from Working Groups, the patent disclosure obligations do apply.