Charter of the XML Coordination Group


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.

The XML Coordination Group is responsible for:


The XML Coordination Group itself has no required deliverables; those are produced by Working Groups.


The expiration date of this charter is 31 May 2015.

Coordination Group participation

The XML Coordination Group membership consists of

The participants' involvement required by this Group include biweekly (fortnightly) teleconferences, mailing list and occasional face-to-face meetings.


The initial chair of the XML Coordination Group is Liam Quin of W3C.

W3C Team resources

The initial Team contact for the XML Coordination Group is Liam Quin. Approximately 5% FTE are currently allocated to this Group.

Meeting Schedule and Record

The XML Coordination Group meets by phone every other week, and once or twice a year meets face-to-face if enough participants will be in the same place together.


XML Coordination Group participants communicate via an archived mailing list, w3c-xml-cg. This list is Member-confidential.

The home page of the Coordination Group is intended to be generally useful for the entire XML Activity.


The proceedings of this Coordination Group are Member-confidential, subject to exceptions made by the Chair with the Coordination Group's agreement.

Patent Disclosures

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.

About this Charter

This charter has been created according to section 6.2 of the Process Document. In the event of a conflict between the provisions of any charter and the W3C Process, the W3C Process shall take precedence.

Please also see the previous charter for this group.

There are no new Recommendation Track deliverables in the 2013 revision of this Charter.

Liam Quin

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