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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 November 2023, discussed in the DXWG plenary, schedule inspired by )

Deliverable Date
WG vote on CR september 2023 (done)
Transition request By November 2023
Deadline for comments Thursday, January 4 2024
Group Call for Consensus (CfC) to move to Proposed Recommendation Monday, January 8 2024
Transition request to Proposed Recommendation, showing implementation experience Thursday January 18 2024
PR end of May 2024
Transition request Early June 2024
Publication of the Recommendation July 2024

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 Pierre-Antoine Champin. You can e-mail the chairs at