The MiniApps Ecosystem Community Group provides a forum for global community to discuss, incubate and propose MiniApp related standard ideas with the goal to bring more interoperability and robustness to MiniApp ecosystem.
MiniApp as a new form of mobile application, leveraging both Web
applications, is gaining more and more popularities in Asian countries such as
China. To enhance the interoperability between different MiniApp platforms (AKA
the super application or host application), main stream MiniApp vendors has
been working together in W3C Chinese Web Interest Group
since May 2019 and published MiniApp Standardization
White Paper in September 2019 as the initial standardization
exploration for MiniApp technologies.
As more global companies get interested in joining the MiniApp related discussion, the MiniApp Ecosystem Community Group was proposed and approved during TPAC2019 so that global Web community can join the discussion.
Scope of Work
The MiniApp Ecosystem Community Group aims to discuss proposals for MiniApp features that would benefit the interoperability and robustness of MiniApp ecosystem, including:
Out of Scope
The group does not intend to discuss ideas related to MiniApp platform operation.
New projects or status changes are communicated to the group through the
public mailing list. Chairs and editors should publish status updates to the group
public mailing list to allow group participants to monitor progress without
having to directly watch every repo.
It is anticipated that the group will collaborate with appropriate W3C
Working Groups and WHATWG work streams in order to transition spec proposals to
the Recommendation or Living Standard track. This group will probably get into
collaboration with the following groups:
As with other Community Groups, W3C seeks organizational licensing
commitments under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement
(CLA) (Proposals in
this Community Group charter are applicable “Specification” in the
CLA). When people request to participate without representing their
organization’s legal interests, W3C will in general approve those requests for
this group with the following understanding: W3C will seek and expect an
organizational commitment under the CLA starting with the individual’s first
request to make a contribution to a group deliverable. The section on Contribution
Mechanics describes how W3C expects to monitor these
group tends to have monthly teleconferences and conducts its work on the public
mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org as well as its GitHub Repository for
technical discussions. Other communication tools are allowed if considerable
number of the group participants decide to embrace them.
Participation and Contribution
Membership of the group is open to everybody but all participants will
have signed the W3C Community Contributor
License Agreement. Chairs and editors of feature proposals must
ensure that no contributions are adopted from anyone who is not a member of the
This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2019-09-18 by Charles ‘chaals’ (McCathie) Nevile. The following people supported its creation: Charles ‘chaals’ (McCathie) Nevile, Angel Li, Qing An, Michel Weksler, Chris Wilson. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.