XProc Proposed Recommendation!

Volume 13, Issue 9; 10 Mar 2010; last modified 08 Oct 2010

I'm pleased to report that XProc: An XML Pipeline Language is now a W3C Proposed Recommendation.

The Proposed Recommendation draft of XProc: An XML Pipeline Language was published yesterday!

I'll save a more reflective post about the process and the result for after we've crossed the last hurdle. In the meantime, here are a few useless statistics. Between start and PR:

  • We had 169 meetings over 4 years and 73 days, give or take a day or two.

  • We produced 12 drafts: seven working drafts, two last call working drafts, two candidate recommendations, and one proposed recommendation.

  • I stood on the podium in front of a conference audience and asserted that we'd be finished “within a year” on at least three separate occasions. Maybe four.

  • We had four face-to-face meetings. Murray kicked us of in style at his place and we met at three W3C Technical Plenary meetings.

  • The community generated two complete, interoperable implementations and a number of additional, partial implementations.

And, most important, we developed an active (and growing, I think) XProc user community. On the whole, a success by any metric, I think.

Once again, I'd like to extend my congratulations and heartfelt thanks to the members of the Working Group, reviewers, and implementors that have helped us come this far. We couldn't have done it without you.


congrats to the WG for shepherding XProc to PR now the real fun begins ;)

—Posted by James Fuller on 10 Mar 2010 @ 01:52 UTC #


Bill in Boston world!wdr from the old comp.fonts day

—Posted by Bill Ricker on 21 Mar 2010 @ 07:07 UTC #