Create a place for gathering requirements from existing and potential users of XProc, research in this area, and for supporting and writing the community-driven effort to define an XProc 3.0 specification (formerly 1.1) .
Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff.
The next XProc Next Community Group meeting will take place in London on 10-11 June 2019, right after the Markup UK conference. Just as last year, MarkLogic will host the meeting in their London, Bank, offices.
Watch this space and https://github.com/xproc/Workshop-2019-06 for more information when it becomes available. And in the meanwhile, have a think about XProc 3.0 use cases, especially those involving non-XML formats such as JSON, and let us know.
We’ll convene at University of Economics (the XML Prague venue), room NB 468, in the same building as the main conference, on 5 February at 10 AM. There are lifts and stairs in front of the cloak room. Use the lift to go to the 4th floor and follow the corridor on your right. NB 468 is almost at the end of the corridor.
Please add your name to the attendee list at https://github.com/xproc/Workshop-2019-02/wiki/Community-group-meeting-2019-02 if you plan to attend.
It’s time to start planning for XML Prague on February 7–9 2019, so why not include an XProc two-day workshop, happening right before the conference on 5–6 February, in your travel plans? Just like last time, the conference will kindly provide us with a room for us at the conference site, the University of Economics (UoE) campus at nam. W. Churchilla 4, Prague.
There’s going to be an XProc Community Group Meeting on 5-6 September, hosted by le-tex publishing services GmbH at their premises, Weißenfelser Str. 84, 04229 Leipzig, Germany.
If you’re interested in attending (and you should!) and would like to reserve a room at the hotel where most of us will be staying (a 6-minute walk from the le-tex offices), drop an email to Gerrit Imsieke (gerrit.imsieke AT le-tex.de) and he’ll reserve a room for you.
The XProc face-to-face workshop held in the MarkLogic offices (thanks, MarkLogic!) in London on 11-12 June was a great success. We were able to close a number of outstanding issues and now hope to have the core spec finished by the next f2f meeting, planned to 5-6 September (probably Leipzig, but watch this space).
There will be an XProc workshop in London on 11-12 June, immediately following Markup UK on 9-10 June. We’ll post more information as soon as it becomes available, both here and on Github.
And please – if you have any comments, suggestions, or use cases on the current XProc 3.0 draft, let us know. We hope to have a “candidate release” of the spec ready in the spring, with implementations of that release available in June.
Were you at XML Prague, listening to Gerrit and Achim present the XProc 3.0 draft and thinking we’ve missed something or are doing it wrong? Do you wonder about the usefulness of the XProc draft for your project? Is there something we should do that we aren’t doing? We want to hear from you:
Feedback to the drafts
Input, use-cases, proposals for steps dealing with non-XML documents
Questions, objections, cheers, …
To find out more, participate in the effort or simply get in touch:
Those of you who arrive in Prague on Monday afternoon/evening for the XProc workshop or XML Prague, later in the week, should consider joining us at 7 PM for a pre-workshop dinner at the Sklep. So far it’s just yours truly (Ari Nordström) and Achim Berndzen, but more people may drop in for drinks later.