Actually, we are chartered for another month
or so and are going to extend for a further three months to allow us to
complete our new charter.
We anticipate forming a follow on group to
DIWG which will have a slightly different scope, but still very much in line with
the work we have been doing and fitting into the overall vision of the Ubiquitous
In response to your specific questions:
- We certainly do expect to continue work
- We are likely to recast the work on
semantic enrichment into a form that allows us to go further along the path of
more semantically rich markup languages which can capture more aspects of a web
application than is currently the case.
- We think that the metadata work we
envisaged is now adequately covered by new features in XHTML Version 2 and work
on specific vocabularies being carried out within the Web Accessibility
As a member of the W3C you have access to
the proceedings of DIWG meetings. In particular, our last face to face meeting
covered our planned charter in more detail. You might be interested in the
presentation I gave, at that meeting, covering the current state of DIWG work
items and how we propose to deal with them in the new charter.
These materials are all internal to W3C
members at present. This is simply because the process has not completed, and
so the actual charter is not agreed by W3C yet. We expect to have completed re-chartering
by the mini-plenary meeting in January in Boston.
If you would like to discuss any of the
details, please feel free to do so. However, as the details are internal to W3C
at present, please use the DIWG group mailing list at [hidden email]. Again, as you are a W3C
member, you should be able to post to this list.