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The mission of the XML Core Working Group is to maintain and develop as needed core XML specifications. Specifically, it is responsible for supporting the Extensible Markup Language, updating its Errata document in response to reported errata and other comments, maintaining the XML Conformance Testing test suite, and providing careful updates as warranted.
The following tasks and potential tasks are included within the scope of this Working Group:
The XML Core Working Group is chartered to consider comments on the following existing Specifications, raising them as errata where appropriate, publishing agreed-upon errata and should the Working Group determine that the work is justified, publishing new editions incorporating published errata:
The following areas of work are not associated with a single stable published specification, but are also within the scope of work for the XML Core Working Group:
This charter extends the ongoing work of the XML Core WG. Since a sizable portion of this WG's work is ongoing in nature, milestones and success consist of regular updates to Errata documents and existing specifications. The efforts of this Working Group get allocated among any number of ongoing tasks on this WG's task list. Current active work is as follows:
The XML Core Working Group has generally had strong liaisons with other Working Groups, and it is appropriate for low-level infrastructure work to proceed slowly and cautiously. This schedule is therefore to be taken as a rough guide.
XInclude republished as Candidate Recommendation
Namespaces 2nd Edition published as PER
xml:id Last Call WD published
XInclude published as Proposed Recommendation
xml:id moves to Candidate Recommendation
Processor Classification Note: draft circulated
XInclude to be published as a W3C Recommendation
xml:id moves to Proposed Recommendation
xml:id to be published as a W3C Recommendation
Processor Classification Note published
Errata for XML Core specifications to be reviewed by the Working Group, and possible Edited Recommendations published if the Working Group deems it appropriate.
All the deliverables are expected to become W3C Recommendations with the exception of the Processor classification. The Processor classification is expected to become a W3C Note.
The expiration date of this charter is 30 June 2006.
The XML Core WG chair participates in the XML Coordination Group to help track dependencies. In addition to all the WGs in the XML Activity, the Internationalization Working Group is also expected to provide last call review of deliverables of this Working Group, especially in the area of equivalence and normalization of Unicode strings.
Effective participation is expected to consume one workday per week for each WG participant (though closer to a third a day per week average for the W3C Team representatives); two days per week for editors. Participants must continue to fulfill the participation requirements.
To be successful, we expect the XML Core WG to have 10 or more active participants for its duration.
The initial chairs of this WG are Paul Grosso, Arbortext and Norman Walsh, Sun Microsystems.
The initial W3C Team contacts are Henry Thompson and Philippe Le Hégaret. It is expected that this Working Group would consume about 0.15 FTE, including administrative logistics.
The Working Group uses a public mailing list for technical communication, supplemented by teleconferences approximately once per week. The yearly W3C Technical Plenary meeting is expected to fulfill the need for face-to-face meetings.
The XML Core Working Group shall communicate among its participants
mailing list. This list is public.
The proceedings of this Working Group are public, with exceptions made by the Chair with the Working Group's agreement.
This Working Group operates under the W3C Patent Policy (5 February 2004 Version). To promote the widest adoption of Web standards, W3C seeks to issue Recommendations that can be implemented, according to this policy, on a Royalty-Free basis.