The W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG)
Introduction to the TAG
The TAG is a special working group within the W3C, chartered (under the W3C Process Document) with stewardship
of the Web architecture.
As outlined in its charter, there
are three aspects to this mission:
- to document and build consensus around principles of Web architecture and
to interpret and clarify these principles when necessary;
- to resolve issues involving general Web architecture brought to the
- to help coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside and
See the TAG current work page for details of how to work with it, upcoming events, and its publications.
Who are the TAG?
Photo Credit: David Teller
The TAG in Paris, 30 October 2018
Left to right: Sangwhan Moon, David Baron, Peter Linss, Travis Leithead, Kenneth Rohde Christiansen, Alex Russell, Lukasz Olejnik, Yves Lafon, Daniel Appelquist, Hadley Beeman
The TAG has 10 participants (6 elected, 3
appointed, and 1 chair) plus a staff contact:
- Daniel Appelquist (Samsung Electronics) (Chair)1
- David Baron (Mozilla Foundation)1
- Hadley Beeman (W3C
- Tim Berners-Lee (W3C) (Chair)5
- Kenneth Rohde Christiansen (Intel
- Yves Lafon (W3C) (staff contact)
- Travis Leithead (Microsoft)2
- Peter Linss (W3C Invited Expert) (Chair)1
- Sangwhan Moon (Odd
- Lukasz Olejnik (W3C
- Alex Russell (Google)2
The TAG is partly elected by the Advisory Committee and partly appointed by
the Director. Each year the nomination period typically starts 1 November the
election typically starts 1 December.