Website URL: http://www.w3.org/XML/
This subset of the W3C website shows the effort being put in by various groups and committees within the W3C on the XML standards.
Within this section of the web you can download various recognized technical prerequisites. The web site also provides links and contact information to W3C working drafts, recommendations, conformity test applications and other documentation, usually found within every working group page.
Working Groups have their own Public and Private pages, unless you are a member of the W3C XML Activity, your access will only be to the public pages.
Here is a one line description of the W3C Groups that are listed and linked in this section of the W3C website:
- XML Coordination Group whose functions can be viewed on the XML CG Charter link
- XML Core Working Group whose function is development and maintenance of the specs for XML and intimately related other specs e.g. Namespace specs in XML.
- XSL Working Group develops specifications for Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), including XSL Formatting Objects (XSL/FO) and XSL Transformations (XSLT).
- The Efficient XML Interchange Working Group looks after the development of exchanging XML documents.
- XML Binary Characterization Working Group investigated whether it was necessary to develop a binary Interchange format. The reports and recommendations can be found on the public pages of this working group.
- The XML Processing Model Working Group works on development of a scripting language.
- XML Linking Working Group is now deprecated but their work can be found on the group page.
- XML Query Working Group is working on ways to provide a flexible query language to extract data from a XML document.
- XML Schema Working Group works to provide protocols and specifications to define and describe the content, structure, and is looking at defining and describe the semantics of XML documents.
- Service Modeling Language Working Group to find ways to define and support extensions to the XML Schema language.