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 TAG;
  • to help coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside and outside W3C.

See the TAG current work page for details of how to work with it, upcoming events, and its publications.

Who are the TAG?

W3C TAG in Reykjavík
Photo Credit: Anonymous Tourist

The TAG in Reykjavík, 22 May 2019
Left to right: Hadley Beeman, Kenneth Rohde Christiansen, Yves Lafon, Lukasz Olejnik, Theresa O'Connor, Alice Boxhall, David Baron, Daniel Appelquist, Sangwhan Moon

The TAG has 10 participants (6 elected, 3 appointed, and 1 chair) plus a staff contact:

  1. Daniel Appelquist (Samsung Electronics) (Chair)1
  2. Rossen Atanassov (Microsoft Corporation)1
  3. Hadley Beeman (W3C Invited Expert)3
  4. Tim Berners-Lee (W3C) (Chair)5
  5. Kenneth Rohde Christiansen (Intel Corporation)1
  6. Amy Guy (Digital Bazaar)2
  7. Yves Lafon (W3C) (staff contact)
  8. Peter Linss (W3C Invited Expert) (Chair)1
  9. Sangwhan Moon (Google)4
  10. Theresa O'Connor (Apple, Inc.)2
  11. Lea Verou (W3C Invited Expert)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.

The TAG follows the guidelines for communicating as a member of a W3C elected body.