We'd love to help with your Web-related specification. Here’s how.

The TAG is a service organization. It exists to help ensure that the web makes sense as a platform, that the bits fit together in natural ways, and that the design is coherent. The TAG serves as an advocate for developer interests and consistent design principles.

1. Specification Reviews

The TAG focuses primarily on providing technical feedback to folks designing APIs and looking to evolve existing designs. That tends to take the form of collaborative specification review. These reviews tend to start with a discussion between TAG members and spec authors, sometimes on a call or face-to-face meeting, and result in feedback to the design in whatever forum works best for the API designer.

The TAG is happy to provide feedback on nearly any Web-related specification, including work happening outside the W3C. To get TAG feedback, open a review issue in our design-reviews repository.

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A positive review doesn’t mean that a spec is “supported” by the TAG or that the design is free of issues, but hopefully it’ll help improve the designs of APIs that request feedback.

2. Extensible Web Summit

Periodically, the TAG holds events to gather different parts of the community to discuss experiences with the Web Platform, current work, and future developments.

These are great opportunities to not only engage with the TAG, but also a wider set of developers. The TAG wants to understand what problems are most important to developers in order to ensure that new designs solve important issues and that feature designers are paying attention to community needs.

See the Extensible Web Summit site for more information.

3. TAG at TPAC

During TPAC (the W3C’s major annual conference), TAG members attend Working Group sessions to understand what’s going on in different parts of the W3C, and to offer feedback and guidance.

You can request that TAG members be present if you think it will help move your discussions forward; depending on the nature of the issue, this might include some or all of the TAG.

Keep in mind that (like many other people), we’re pretty busy during TPAC, so please request such a meeting as early as you can by contacting the TAG chairs.

4. The www-tag Mailing List

Issues that aren’t related to a specification can be discussed on the www-tag mailing list. Note that this is also used as a general discussion list for Web architecture, and so if you need a response from the TAG, it’s best to get something into the design-reviews issue tracker.