The charters of both the W3C Web Application Formats and WebAPI Working Groups have now expired (as of the 15th of November, 2007) meaning they are effectively dead (although still twitching!). From their ashes will rise a new merged working group called the Web Applications Working group… hopefully by the 31 of January.
According to the new proposed charter, the missions of the new working group is to:
…is to provide specifications that enable improved client-side application development on the Web, including specifications both for application programming interfaces (APIs) for client-side development and for markup vocabularies for describing and controlling client-side application behavior.
The new Web Applications Working Group is chartered with the continual development of the following specifications:
|DOM 3 Core bis spec|
|DOM 3 Events spec||2007-Q2||2008-Q2||2008-Q4||2009-Q4||2010|
|Element Traversal spec||2007-Q2||2007-Q4||2008-Q2||2008-Q4||2008|
|Access Control spec||2006-Q2||2008-Q1||2008-Q3||2009-Q4||2010|
|File Upload spec||2007-Q2||2008-Q2||2008-Q4||2009-Q4||2010|
|Language Bindings spec||2007-Q2||2008-Q2||2008-Q4||2009-Q4||2010|
|Network API spec||2008-Q2||2009-Q1||2009-Q3||2010-Q2||2010|
|Progress Events spec||2007-Q2||2008-Q2||2008-Q3||2009-Q2||2009|
|Selectors API spec||2007-Q2||2007-Q4||2008-Q2||2008-Q4||2008|
|XHR Object spec||2007-Q2||2008-Q2||2008-Q4||2009-Q4||2010|
|Window Object spec||2007-Q2||2008-Q2||2008-Q4||2009-Q4||2010|
Another cool thing about the new working group is that it is modeled on the HTML Working Group, meaning that is open, transparent (no secret chats on the members list) and anyone will be able to participate via the public mailing list.
I’ll continue to edit the Widget Spec and Requirements, and possibly continue to help out with the XBL Primer. I’ll continue to be part of this new working group for a least 1 year, as I my PhD program ends in March 2009… and hopefully longer, if someone gives me a job to continue working on specs! 😉