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Dataset Exchange Working Group (DXWG)

W3C Process

The Working Group is always operating under the latest W3C Process.

Charter 2022

Charter 2020


See the list of publications.

Dates for CR

(as of February 2022, proposed by PLH)

Deliverable Date
Last date to give WG doc for review April 30, 2022
WG vote on CR early June 2022
Transition request mid-June 2022
Publication End of June 2022
60 day exclusion period End of August 2022
Implementation report October 31, 2022
Editorial changes allowed to mid-November
No substantive changes after September 24, 2022

Community review

List of community members to contact for review

Working Documents

Use cases and Requirements

DCAT deliverable


Resolutions relating to Profiles

  • Definition of Profile .. RESOLVED: to adopt this definition of 'Profile' - "A named set of constraints on one or more identified base specifications, including the identification of any implementing subclasses of datatypes, semantic interpretations, vocabularies, options and parameters of those base specifications necessary to accomplish a particular function. "

Tools and support

Key Dates


  • W3C publishing moratorium 12 through 17 May 2018
  • December 19, 1200Z: Deadline for publication requests before moratorium
  • December 20: Last publications before moratorium
  • December 24 - January 1: No publications
  • January 3, 2019: Publications resume


  • W3C publishing moratorium 6 through 11 April 2019

Background and reading

W3C Documents

Non-W3C Documents

Application Profiles

Other AP
IETF def of Profile

Mappings to/from DCAT (and DCAT application profiles)

Background About Profiles


Content Negotiation


Schemas maybe useful for description of profiles

Related non-W3C vocabularies

Resources for Transition To PR etc.


Participation in the DXWG is subject to the usual W3C Membership rules. Representatives of Member Organizations should contact their AC Rep to join the WG.

Non members are encouraged to make comments and contributions via [archive]

See also the WG's primary mailing list and GitHub Repository where issues are raised and discussed.

See also the participants list


The WG Chairs are Caroline Burle, and Peter Winstanley. Staff contact is Philippe Le Hegaret. You can e-mail the chairs at