XML Phase III Begins
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 20:31:28 -0700 (PDT) From: Jon Bosak <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: XML Phase III begins
The World Wide Web Consortium has just announced Phase III of the W3C XML Activity.
Phase I of the activity, from June 1996 to August 1998, defined XML 1.0 and XML Namespaces.
Phase II, from August 1998 to August 1999, created XML information set and XML fragment specifications, corrected errors in the XML 1.0 Recommendation, and began work on XML linking, XML schemas, and XML stylesheets (the last of these being moved into the W3C User Interface Domain under the name "XSL").
Phase III, which officially began 13 September 1999, continues the XML Linking and XML Schema Working Groups and creates an XML Core Working Group to continue the work of the former XML Infoset, Syntax, and Fragments WGs and provide a forum for further work on XML namespaces. It also adds an XML Query Working Group tasked with the development of an XML query language and provides for the creation of an XML Packaging WG when work on the other specifications reaches a point where resources can be devoted to it.
As in Phase II, the XML Activity is managed by an XML Coordination Group, consisting of the chairs of the XML WGs, and an XML Plenary, which consists of the participants in the XML WGs and provides a forum for the discussion of requirements and architectural issues.
Jon Bosak Chair, W3C XML Coordination Group and XML Plenary
xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1
Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive. Further details may be found in the official W3C XML Activity document; some additional and historical references are collected in "W3C XML Working Groups."