The mission of the HTML5 Chinese Interest Group, part of the HTML Activity, is to facilitate focused discussion in Chinese of the HTML5 specification and of specifications closely related to HTML5, to gather comments and questions in Chinese about those specifications, to collect information about specific use cases in Chinese speaking region for technologies defined in those specifications, and to report the results of its activities as a group back to the HTML Working Group, as well as to other relevant groups and to the W3C membership and community.
|End date||30 November 2012|
|Confidentiality||Proceedings are public|
|Initial Chair||Zi Bin Cheah (Opera Software ASA)|
|Initial Team Contacts
(FTE %: 2)
|Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu|
|Usual Meeting Schedule||
Teleconferences: On an as-needed basis
Face-to-face meetings: On an as-needed basis
The work of the HTML5 Chinese Interest Group is centered on focused discussion in Chinese of the HTML5 specification. The proposal for the group originated from consultation with W3C members and other community members in Chinese-speaking region on how to help facilitate increased involvement in W3C activities around HTML5 and related technologies; the outcome was agreement to support a proposal for a new Interest Group that would help address the following general realizations:
In addition to the HTML5 specification itself, other related specifications that the group might choose to review could include (but by no means be explicitly limited to) the following:
The group may also choose to review draft specifications produced by the CSS Working Group, the Device APIs and Policy Working Group, the Web Performance Working Group and the Web Notification Working Group.
Along with reviewing the HTML5 specification and related specifications, it is expected that the group will also gather comments and questions about those specifications, collect information about specific use cases for using technologies defined in those specifications in Chinese, and report the results of its activities as a group back to the HTML Working Group, as well as to other relevant groups — such as the Web Applications Working Group, Geolocation Working Group, and Device APIs and Policy Working Group — and to the W3C membership and community.
The success of the HTML5 Chinese Interest Group will be evaluated based on how productively it engages with Chinese W3C members and the global Chinese-speaking community to promote discussion of HTML5 and related specifications, and how effectively it is able to to help produce supplementary documents for the refinement, implementation, and adoption of HTML5 and related technologies in the worldwide Chinese-speaking community.
The HTML5 Chinese IG will not produce Recommendation-track deliverables but may produce Interest Group Notes on HTML5 and related technologies, the contents of which might include (but by no means be explicitly limited to) the following:
The group may also choose to produce other non-normative deliverables, such as test cases and error reports — under the terms of the Policies for Contribution of Test Cases to W3C, and in coordination with any relevant working groups.
The HTML5 Chinese IG will produce its deliverables according to whatever schedule its collective time, interest, and resources permit. Updated information about the status of the activities of the group and any of its publication milestones is available at the HTML5 Chinese Interest Group page.
The HTML5 Chinese Interest Group has no formal dependencies on any other W3C Working Groups, but is expected to report information related to the HTML5 specification back to the HTML Working Group, and to optionally report information about HTML5-related specifications back to other Working Groups; the groups it might choose to report information back to include (but by no means be explicitly limited to) the following:
The HTML5 Chinese Interest Group is also expected to take advantage of opportunities for discussion and collaboration with existing HTML5-related groups and communities working in Chinese.
Participation in the HTML5 Chinese IG is open both to W3C members and to public participants. Individuals who wish to join the group should follow the steps for joining documented on the HTML5 Chinese Interest Group page. Any person joining the group must do so with the understanding that Chinese is the principle language for communication in the group.
There are no minimum requirements for “good standing” in the group, and otherwise no minimum requirements for participation (other than an expectation that effective participation in the group requires some degree of ability to understand and communicate in Chinese).
The group may choose to have teleconferences and face-to-face meetings (with the expectation that Chinese is the principle language for communication in such meetings) — either regularly scheduled or occasionally scheduled at the discretion of the Chair (consistent with the W3C Process requirements for meetings) but is under no formal obligation to do so. Any meetings the group schedules will be announced on the email@example.com list and/or on the HTML5 Chinese Interest Group page.
HTML5 Chinese IG discussions take place in Chinese. However, any Notes or other reports eventually contributed by a group back to the W3C will be made available in English (or in both English and Chinese).
This HTML5 Chinese IG primarily conducts its work on the publicly archived mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org (archive).For issues related to Chinese text, the CJK mailing list (English) email@example.com (archive) should be used to communicate the results of discussion on the public-html-ig-zh list with a wider audience of internationalization experts.
The group will use the HTML5 Chinese Interest Group page to provide updated public information about its activities.
As described in the W3C Process Document (section 3.3), this group will seek to make decisions based on consensus. In cases where there is a need to formally produce a group resolution about a particular issue, its Chair will put a question about the issue to the group and gather responses (including any formal objections); then, after due consideration of all the responses, the Chair will record a group resolution (possibly after a formal vote and also along with responding to any formal objections).
Participants in the HTML5 Chinese Interest Group are obligated to comply with W3C patent-disclosure policy as outlined out in Section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy document. Although the HTML 5 Chinese Interest Group is not chartered to produce Recommendation-track documents that themselves require patent disclosure, participants in the group are nevertheless obligated to comply with W3C patent-disclosure policy for any Recommendation-track specifications (such as the HTML5 specification) that they review or comment on.
For more information about disclosure obligations for this group, please see the W3C Patent Policy Implementation.
This charter for the HTML5 Chinese Interest Group has been created according to section 6.2 of the Process Document. In the event of a conflict between this document or the provisions of any charter and the W3C Process, the W3C Process shall take precedence.
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