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    <h1>W3C Process Document</h1>
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    <h2 id="Reports">7 W3C Technical Report Development Process</h2>
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    <p>The W3C technical report development process is the set of steps and
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      requirements followed by W3C <a href="groups#GroupsWG">Working Groups</a>
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      to standardize Web technology. The W3C technical report development
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    <ul>
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      <li>support multiple specification development methodologies</li>
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      <li>maximize <a href="policies.html#def-consensus" rel="glossary" title="Definition of Consensus"><span
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            class="dfn-instance">consensus</span></a> about the content of
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        stable technical reports</li>
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      <li>ensure high technical and editorial quality</li>
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      <li>promote consistency among specifications</li>
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      <li>facilitate royalty-free, interoperable implementations of Web
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        Standards, and</li>
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      <li>earn endorsement by W3C and the broader community.</li>
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    <p>See also the licensing goals for W3C Recommendations in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Licensing">section
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        2</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]. </p>
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    <h3>Table of Contents</h3>
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    <ul id="mozToc">
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      <li><a href="#rec-advance">7.1 W3C Technical Reports</a>
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          <li><a href="#recs-and-notes">7.1.1 Recommendations and Notes</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#maturity-levels">7.1.2 Maturity Levels</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#requirements-and-definitions">7.2 General requirements and
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          definitions</a>
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          <li><a href="#general-requirements">7.2.1 General requirements for
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              Technical Reports</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#transition-reqs">7.2.2 Advancement on the Recommendation
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              Track</a>
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              <li><a href="#substantive-change">7.2.2.1 Substantive Change</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#doc-reviews">7.2.3 Reviews and Review Responsibilities</a>
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              <li><a href="#wide-review">7.2.3.1 Wide Review</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#implementation-experience">7.2.4 Implementation
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      <li><a href="#working-draft">7.3 Working Draft</a>
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          <li><a href="#first-wd">7.3.1 First Public Working Draft</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#candidate-rec">7.4 Candidate Recommendation</a>
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          <li><a href="#revised-cr">7.4.1 Revising a Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#rec-modify">7.7 Modifying a W3C Recommendation</a>
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          <li><a href="#errata">7.7.1 Errata Management</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#good-practice">7.9 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId806006">Further reading</a></li>
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    <h3 id="rec-advance">7.1 W3C Technical Reports</h3>
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    <p>This chapter describes the formal requirements for publishing and
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      maintaining a W3C Recommendation or Note. </p>
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    <p>Typically a series of Working Drafts are published, each of which refines
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      a document under development to complete the scope of work envisioned by a
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      Working Group's charter. For a technical specification, once review
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      suggests the Working Group has met their requirements satisfactorily for a
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      new standard, there is a Candidate Recommendation phase. This allows the
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      should become a W3C Recommendation, while the Working Group formally
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      document information other than technical specifications, such as use
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      cases motivating a specification and best practices for its use, or to
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      expectation that they will become Notes, while others are simply
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      published. There are few formal requirements to publish a document as a
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      W3C Note, and they have no standing as a recommendation of W3C but are
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      processes for developing publications, so long as they do not conflict
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      with the requirements in this chapter.</p>
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    <h4 id="recs-and-notes">7.1.1 Recommendations and Notes</h4>
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    <p>W3C follows these steps when advancing a technical report to
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      Recommendation.</p>
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      <li>Publication of the <a href="#first-wd">First Public Working Draft</a>,</li>
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          Drafts</a>.</li>
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      <li>Publication of a <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a>.</li>
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      <li>Publication of a <a href="#rec-pr">Proposed Recommendation</a>.</li>
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      <li>Publication as a <a href="#rec-publication">W3C Recommendation</a>.</li>
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          Recommendation</a></li>
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    <p>W3C <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="#tr-end">end work on a
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        technical report</a> at any time.</p>
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">may</em> decline a request to advance
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      in maturity level, requiring a Working Group to conduct further work, and
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      <em class="rfc2119">may</em> require the specification to return to a
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      lower <a href="#maturity-level">maturity level</a>. The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      inform the <a href="organization.html#AC">Advisory Committee</a> and
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      Working Group Chairs when a Working Group's request for a specification to
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      advance in maturity level is declined and the specification is returned to
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      a Working Group for further work.</p>
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    <h4 id="maturity-levels">7.1.2 Maturity Levels</h4>
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        community, including W3C Members, the public, and other technical
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        organizations. Some, but not all, Working Drafts are meant to advance to
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        Recommendation; see the <a href="#DocumentStatus">document status
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          section</a> of a Working Draft for the group's expectations. Any
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        Working Draft not, or no longer, intended to advance to Recommendation <em
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          class="rfc2119">should</em> be published as a Working Group Note.
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        Working Drafts do not necessarily represent a consensus of the Working
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        Group, and do not imply any endorsement by W3C or its members beyond
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        agreement to work on a general area of technology.</dd>
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      <dt id="RecsCR">Candidate Recommendation (CR)</dt>
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      <dd class="changed">A Candidate Recommendation is a document that
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        satisfies the Working Group's technical requirements, and has already
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        received wide review. W3C publishes a Candidate Recommendation to
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          <li>signal to the wider community that a final review should be done</li>
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          <li>gather <a href="#implementation-experience">implementation
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          <li>begin formal review by the Advisory Committee, who <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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            recommend that the document be published as a W3C Recommendation,
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            returned to the Working Group for further work, or abandoned. </li>
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      <dd class="new"><strong>Note:</strong> Candidate Recommendation is the
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        state referred to in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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          Patent Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>] as
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        "Last Call Working Draft"</dd>
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        acceptable as Recommendations. Announcement of a different next step <em
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          class="rfc2119">should</em> include the reasons why the change in
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        W3C Director as of sufficient quality to become a W3C Recommendation.
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        This phase establishes a deadline for the Advisory Committee review
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        which begins with Candidate Recommendation. Substantive changes <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
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        Working Draft or Candidate Recommendation.</dd>
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      <dt id="RecsW3C">W3C Recommendation (REC)</dt>
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        requirements that, after extensive consensus-building, has received the
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        endorsement of W3C Members and the Director. W3C recommends the wide
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        deployment of its Recommendations as standards for the Web.</dd>
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      <dt id="WGNote">Working Group Note, Interest Group Note (NOTE) </dt>
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        for a useful document that is not intended to be a formal standard, or
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      <dt id="RescindedRec">Rescinded Recommendation</dt>
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        W3C Recommendations in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Requirements">section
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          5</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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          Patent Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</dd>
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    <p>Working Groups and Interest Groups <em class="rfc2119">may</em> make
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      available "Editor's drafts". Editor's drafts have no official standing
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      whatsoever, and do not necessarily imply consensus of a Working Group or
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      Interest Group, nor are their contents endorsed in any way by W3C.</p>
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    <h3 id="requirements-and-definitions">7.2 General requirements and
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      definitions</h3>
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    <h4 id="general-requirements">7.2.1 General requirements for Technical
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      Reports</h4>
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      process <em class="rfc2119 old">must</em> be a public document. The <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/">index
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        of W3C technical reports</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-doc-list">PUB11</a>]
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      is available at the W3C Web site. W3C strives to make archival documents
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      indefinitely available at their original address in their original form.</p>
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      process <em class="rfc2119 old">must</em> clearly indicate its <a href="#maturity-levels">maturity
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        level</a>, and <em id="DocumentStatus" class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      include information about the status of the document. This status
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      information</p>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> be unique each time a specification is
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        published,<br>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> state who developed the specification, </li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> state how to send comments or file bugs,
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        and where these are recorded, </li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> include expectations about next steps,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> explain how the technology relates to
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        existing international standards and related work inside or outside W3C,
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> explain or link to an explanation of
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        significant changes from the previous version.</li>
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      development process is edited by one or more editors appointed by a Group
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      Chair. It is the responsibility of these editors to ensure that the
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      decisions of the Group are correctly reflected in subsequent drafts of the
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      technical report. An editor <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be a
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      participant, as a Member representative, Team representative, or Invited
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      Expert in the Group responsible for the document(s) they are editing. </p>
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    <p>The Team is <em class="rfc2119">not required</em> to publish a Technical
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      Report that does not conform to the Team's <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication
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        Rules</a> (e.g., for <a name="DocumentName" id="DocumentName">naming</a>,
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      status information, style, and <a name="document-copyright" id="document-copyright">copyright
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        requirements</a>). These rules are subject to change by the Team from
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      time to time. The Team <em class="rfc2119">must</em> inform group Chairs
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      and the Advisory Committee of any changes to these rules.</p>
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    <p>The primary language for W3C Technical Reports is English. W3C encourages
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      the translation of its Technical Reports. <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Translation/">Information
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        about translations of W3C technical reports</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-translations">PUB18</a>]
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      is available at the W3C Web site.</p>
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    <h4 id="transition-reqs">7.2.2 Advancement on the Recommendation Track</h4>
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      level other than Note the Working Group:</p>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
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        advancement.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must </em> obtain Director approval.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119 ">must</em> provide public documentation of all <a
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          href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a> to the technical
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="policies.html#formal-address">formally
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          address</a> all issues raised about the document since the previous
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        maturity level.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report which, if any, of the Working
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report any changes in dependencies
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known implementation.</li>
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    <p>For a First Public Working Draft there is no "previous maturity level",
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      so many requirements do not apply and approval is normally fairly
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      automatic.. For later stages, especially transition to Candidate or
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      Proposed Recommendation, there is generally a formal review meeting to
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      ensure the requirements have been met before Director's approval is given.</p>
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    <h4 id="doc-reviews">7.2.3 Reviews and Review Responsibilities</h4>
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    Reviewers <em class="rfc2119">should</em> send substantive technical
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    reviews as early as possible. Working Groups are often reluctant to make <a
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      href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a> to a mature document,
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    existing implementation. Working Groups <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
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    record substantive or interesting proposals raised by reviews but not
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      stakeholders of the Web community, including the general public, have had
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      adequate notice of the progress of the Working Group and thereby an
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      opportunity to comment on the specification. Before approving transitions,
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      the Director will consider who has actually reviewed the document and
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      provided comments, the record of requests to and responses from reviewers,
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      especially groups identified as dependencies in the charter, and seek
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      evidence of clear communication to the general public about appropriate
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      times and which content to review. </p>
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      published in Working Drafts, and tracking those comments and the Working
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      considered positive evidence of wide review. Working Groups <span class="rfc2119">should</span>
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      announce to other W3C Working Groups as well as the general public,
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      especially those affected by this specification, a proposal to enter
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      Candidate Recommendation (for example in approximately four weeks). By
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      contrast a generic statement in a document requesting review at any time
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      is likely not to be considered as sufficient evidence that the group has
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      solicited wide review. </p>
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    <p>A Working Group could present evidence that wide review has been
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      received, irrespective of solicitation. But it is important to note that
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      receiving many detailed reviews is not necessarily the same as wide
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      review, since they may only represent comment from a small segment of the
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      relevant stakeholder community.</p>
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    <h4 id="implementation-experience">7.2.4 Implementation Experience</h4>
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    <p>Implementation experience is required to show that a specification is
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      sufficiently clear, complete, and relevant to market needs, to ensure that
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      independent interoperable implementations of each feature of the
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      specification will be realized. While no exhaustive list of requirements
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      is provided here, when assessing that there is <dfn>adequate
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        implementation experience</dfn> the Director will consider (though not
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      be limited to):</p>
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      <li>is each feature of the current specification implemented, and how is
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        this demonstrated; (for example, is there a test suite)?</li>
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      <li>are there independent interoperable implementations of the current
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        specification?</li>
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      <li>are there implementations created by people other than the authors of
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        the specification?</li>
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      <li>are implementations publicly deployed?</li>
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      <li>is there implementation experience at all levels of the
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        specification's ecosystem (authoring, consuming, publishing…)?</li>
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    <p>Planning and accomplishing a demonstration of (interoperable)
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      implementations can be very time consuming. Groups are often able to work
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      more effectively if they plan how they will demonstrate interoperable
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      implementations early in the development process; for example, they may
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      wish to develop tests in concert with implementation efforts.</p>
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    <h4 id="correction-classes">7.2.5 Classes of Changes</h4>
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    <p>This document distinguishes the following 4 classes of changes to a
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      specification. The first two classes of change are considered <dfn id="editorial-change">editorial
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        changes</dfn>, the latter two <dfn id="substantive-change">substantive
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        changes</dfn>.</p>
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    <dl>
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      <dt>1. No changes to text content</dt>
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      <dd>These changes include fixing broken links, style sheets or invalid
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        markup.</dd>
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      <dt>2. Corrections that do not affect conformance</dt>
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      <dd>Editorial changes or clarifications that do not change the technical
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        content of the specification.</dd>
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      <dt>3. Corrections that do not add new features</dt>
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      <dd>These changes <span class="rfc2119">may</span> affect conformance to
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        the specification. A change that affects conformance is one that:
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        <ul>
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          <li>turns conforming data, processors, or other conforming agents into
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            non-conforming agents, or</li>
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          <li>turns non-conforming agents into conforming ones, or</li>
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          <li>clears up an ambiguity or under-specified part of the
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            specification in such a way that an agent whose conformance was once
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            unclear becomes clearly conforming or non-conforming.</li>
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        </ul>
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      </dd>
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      <dt>4. New features</dt>
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    <h3 id="working-draft">7.3 Working Draft</h3>
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    <p>A Public Working Draft is published on the <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR">W3C's
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        Technical Reports page</a> [TR] for review, and for simple historical
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      reference. For all Public Working Drafts a Working Group</p>
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        parts of the document on which the Working Group does not have
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        consensus, and</li>
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      <li> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request publication of a Working Draft
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        even if its content is considered unstable and does not meet all Working
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        Group requirements.</li>
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    <h4 id="first-wd">7.3.1 First Public Working Draft</h4>
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    <p>To publish the First Public Working Draft of a document, a Working Group
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      must meet the <a href="#transition-reqs">general requirements for
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        advancement</a>.</p>
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
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      First Public Working Draft publication to other W3C groups and to the
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      public. </p>
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    <p>Publishing the First Public Working Draft triggers a Call for Exclusions,
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      per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
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        4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</p>
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    <h4 id="revised-wd">7.3.2 Revising Public Working Drafts</h4>
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    <p>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish a Working Draft
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      to the W3C Technical Reports page when there have been significant changes
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      to the document that would benefit from review beyond the Working Group<em
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        class="rfc2119"></em>. </p>
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    <p>If 6 months elapse without significant changes to a specification a
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      Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish a revised Working
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      Draft, whose status section <em class="rfc2119">should</em> indicate
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      reasons for the lack of change. </p>
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    <p>To publish a revision of a Working draft, a Working Group </p>
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        publication. Consensus is not required, as this is a procedural step,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> provide public documentation of <a href="#substantive-change">substantive
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          changes</a> to the technical report since the previous Working Draft,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> provide public documentation of
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        significant <a href="#editorial-change">editorial changes</a> to the
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        technical report since the previous step,</li>
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    <p>Possible next steps for any Working Draft:</p>
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      <li>Revised <a href="#hb-wd">Public Working Draft</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#last-call">Candidate recommendation</a>.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <h4 id="tr-end">7.3.3 Stopping Work on a specification</h4>
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      time. Work <em class="rfc2119 new">should</em> cease if W3C or a Working
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      Group determines that it cannot productively carry the work any further.
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      If the Director <a href="groups.html#GeneralTermination">closes a Working
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        Group</a> W3C <em class="rfc2119">must </em> publish any unfinished
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      specifications on the Recommendation track as <a href="#Note">Working
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        Group Notes</a>. If a Working group decides, or the Director requires,
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      the Working Group to discontinue work on a technical report before
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      completion, the Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish the
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      document as a <a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a>. </p>
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    <ul>
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    <h3 id="candidate-rec"><a name="last-call" id="last-call">7.4 Candidate
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        Recommendation </a></h3>
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    <p>To publish a Candidate recommendation, in addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
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        requirements for advancement</a> a Working Group:</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has met all
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        Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements have changed
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        or been deferred,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document changes to dependencies during
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        the development of the specification,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document how adequate <a href="#implementation-experience">
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          implementation experience</a> will be demonstrated,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the deadline for comments, which
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        <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be <strong>at least</strong> four weeks
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   506
        after publication, and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be longer for
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        complex documents,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has received
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   509
        <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and</li>
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   510
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> identify features in the document as "at
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   511
        risk". These features <em class="rfc2119">may</em> be removed before
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        advancement to Proposed Recommendation without a requirement to publish
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        a new Candidate Recommendation.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
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      Candidate Recommendation to other W3C groups and to the public, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      begin an Advisory Committee Review of the specification.</p>
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    <p> A Candidate Recommendation corresponds to a "Last Call Working Draft" as
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      used in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].
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   521
      Publishing a Candidate Recommendation triggers a Call for Exclusions, per
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   522
      <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
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        4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</p>
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    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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    <ul>
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   527
      <li>Return to <a href="#hb-wd">Working Draft</a></li>
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   528
      <li>A revised <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#rec-pr">Proposed Recommendation status</a> (The expected
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        next step)</li>
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      <li><a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a></li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>If there was any <a href="policies.html#def-Dissent" rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span
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          class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>&nbsp;to the Working Group
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      decision to request advancement <a href="organization.html#AC">Advisory
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        Committee</a> representatives <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="acreview.html#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
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      the decision to advance the technical report.</p>
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    <h4 id="revised-cr">7.4.1 Revising a Candidate Recommendation</h4>
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    <p>If there are any <a href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a>
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      made to a Candidate Recommendation other than to remove features
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      explicitly identified as "at risk", the Working Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      obtain the Director's approval to publish a revision of a Candidate
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      Recommendation. This is because substantive changes will generally require
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      a new Exclusion Opportunity per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
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   545
        4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]. Note
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      that approval is <em>expected</em> to be fairly simple compared to
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      getting approval for a transition to Candidate Recommendation.</p>
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   549
    <p>In addition the Working Group:</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the revised specification
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        meets all Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements
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   553
        have changed or been deferred,</li>
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   554
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the deadline for further
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   555
        comments, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be <strong>at least</strong>
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   556
        four weeks after publication, and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be
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   557
        longer for complex documents,</li>
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   558
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document the changes since the previous
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        Candidate Recommendation, </li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the proposed changes have
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        received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and</li>
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   562
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> identify features in the document as "at
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   563
        risk". These features <em class="rfc2119">may</em> be removed before
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   564
        advancement to Proposed Recommendation without a requirement to publish
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   565
        a new Candidate Recommendation.</li>
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   566
    </ul>
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   567
    <p>The Director <span class="rfc2119">must</span> announce the publication
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   568
      of a revised Candidate Recommendation to other W3C groups and the Public.</p>
7b98193bc9d9 Added explicit requirement to announce revised CR publications - ACTION-30.
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   569
    <ul>
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   570
    </ul>
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ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
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   571
    <h3 id="rec-pr">7.5 Proposed Recommendation</h3>
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   572
    <p>In addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
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        requirements for advancement</a>,</p>
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   574
    <ul>
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      <li>The status information <em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the
80
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        deadline for Advisory Committee review, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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        be <strong>at least</strong> 28 days after the publication of the
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        Proposed Recommendation and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be at least
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        10 days after the end of the last Exclusion Opportunity per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
80
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          4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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          Patent Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</li>
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   582
    </ul>
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   583
    <p>A Working Group:</p>
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   584
    <ul>
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   585
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show adequate <a href="#implementation-experience">implementation
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   586
          experience</a> except where an exception is approved by the Director,</li>
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   587
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has received <a
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   588
          href="#wide-review">wide review,</a></li>
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parents: 73
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   589
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that all issues raised during the
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
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   590
        Candidate Recommendation review period other than by Advisory Committee
89
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   591
        representatives acting in their formal AC representative role have been
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   592
        <a href="policies.html#formal-address">formally addressed</a>,</li>
74
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   593
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must </em>identify any substantive issues raised
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
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   594
        since the close of the Candidate Recommendation review period by parties
89
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
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   595
        other than Advisory Committee representatives acting in their formal AC
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
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   596
        representative role,</li>
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
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   597
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> have removed features identified in the
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
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   598
        Candidate Recommendation document as "at risk" without republishing the
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
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diff changeset
   599
        specification as a Candidate Recommendation.</li>
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diff changeset
   600
    </ul>
87
590849503bec Changes proposed by Ann Bassetti (on a piece of paper).
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parents: 86
diff changeset
   601
    <p>The Director:</p>
74
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charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   602
    <ul>
89
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   603
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a Proposed
97
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diff changeset
   604
        Recommendation to the <a href="organization.html#AC">Advisory Committee</a>,
18cca5e3bf7a Mechanical conversions to HTML5 (i.e. without adding real HTML5 semantics)
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diff changeset
   605
        and</li>
80
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
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   606
      <li><span><em class="rfc2119">may</em> approve a Proposed Recommendation
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
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   607
          with minimal implementation experience where there is a compelling
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
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diff changeset
   608
          reason to do so. In such a case, the Director <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
83
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diff changeset
   609
          explain the reasons for that decision.</span></li>
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parents: 73
diff changeset
   610
    </ul>
83
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charles
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diff changeset
   611
    <p>Since a W3C Recommendation <span class="rfc2119">must not</span> include
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
charles
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diff changeset
   612
      any substantive changes from the Proposed Recommendation it is based on,
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
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   613
      to make any substantive change to a Proposed Recommendation the Working
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charles
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diff changeset
   614
      Group <span class="rfc2119">must</span> return the specification to
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charles
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diff changeset
   615
      Candidate Recommendation or Working Draft.</p>
80
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charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   616
    <ul>
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
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diff changeset
   617
    </ul>
87
590849503bec Changes proposed by Ann Bassetti (on a piece of paper).
charles
parents: 86
diff changeset
   618
    <p>Possible Next Steps:</p>
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   619
    <ul>
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   620
      <li>Return to <a href="#hb-wd">Working Draft</a></li>
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diff changeset
   621
      <li>Return to <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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   622
      <li><a href="#rec-publication">Recommendation status</a> (The expected
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   623
        next step)</li>
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   624
      <li><a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a></li>
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   625
    </ul>
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diff changeset
   626
    <ul>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
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diff changeset
   627
    </ul>
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charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   628
    <h3 id="rec-publication">7.6 W3C Recommendation</h3>
88
7888c7740cae Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xb5q9sd8y3oazb@chaals.local (review from Ralph Swick)
charles
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diff changeset
   629
    <p>The decision to advance a document to Recommendation is a <a href="acreview.html#def-w3c-decision">W3C
7888c7740cae Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xb5q9sd8y3oazb@chaals.local (review from Ralph Swick)
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diff changeset
   630
        Decision</a>.</p>
55
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
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diff changeset
   631
    <p>In addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
54
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   632
        requirements for advancement</a>,</p>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
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diff changeset
   633
    <ul>
78
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   634
      <li>A Recommendation <em class="rfc2119">must</em> identify where errata
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
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diff changeset
   635
        are tracked, and</li>
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diff changeset
   636
      <li>A Recommendation <em class="rfc2119">must not</em> include any
83
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charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   637
        substantive changes from the Proposed Recommendation on which it is
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
charles
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diff changeset
   638
        based.</li>
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diff changeset
   639
      <li>If there was any <a href="policies.html#def-Dissent" rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span
18cca5e3bf7a Mechanical conversions to HTML5 (i.e. without adding real HTML5 semantics)
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diff changeset
   640
            class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a> in Advisory Committee
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diff changeset
   641
        reviews, the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish the
18cca5e3bf7a Mechanical conversions to HTML5 (i.e. without adding real HTML5 semantics)
charles
parents: 95
diff changeset
   642
        substantive content of the dissent to W3C and the general public, and <em
18cca5e3bf7a Mechanical conversions to HTML5 (i.e. without adding real HTML5 semantics)
charles
parents: 95
diff changeset
   643
          class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="policies.html#formal-address">formally
54
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   644
          address</a> the comment at least 14 days before publication as a W3C
95
881ab929e726 clean links to drop into full version.
charles
parents: 94
diff changeset
   645
        Recommendation. In this case the <a href="organization.html#AC">Advisory
881ab929e726 clean links to drop into full version.
charles
parents: 94
diff changeset
   646
          Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="acreview.html#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
54
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   647
        the decision,</li>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   648
      <li>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication
95
881ab929e726 clean links to drop into full version.
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diff changeset
   649
        of a W3C Recommendation to <a href="organization.html#AC">Advisory
78
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diff changeset
   650
          Committee</a>, other W3C groups and to the public.</li>
25
519f6eaf97d9 Added provision in 7.4.5 that director MAY move a spec to provisional Rec with
charles
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diff changeset
   651
    </ul>
23
391157a54386 Fixing line endings. :S Now diffs should actually be useful…
charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   652
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
68
fbff0fa7f073 More editorial cleanup. Ready to push draft today.
charles
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diff changeset
   653
    <p>A W3C Recommendation normally retains its status indefinitely. However it</p>
23
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diff changeset
   654
    <ul>
83
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   655
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be republished as an <a href="#rec-modify">Edited
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
charles
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diff changeset
   656
          Recommendation</a>, or</li>
23
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   657
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be <a href="#rec-rescind">rescinded</a>.</li>
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diff changeset
   658
    </ul>
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charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   659
    <h3 id="rec-modify">7.7 Modifying a W3C Recommendation</h3>
53
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charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   660
    <p>The following sections discuss the management of errors and the process
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   661
      for making changes to a Recommendation.</p>
74
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   662
    <h4 id="errata">7.7.1 Errata Management</h4>
53
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   663
    <p>Tracking errors is an important part of a Working Group's ongoing care of
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   664
      a Recommendation; for this reason, the scope of a Working Group charter
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
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   665
      generally allows time for work after publication of a Recommendation. In
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   666
      this Process Document, the term "erratum" (plural "errata") refers to any
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   667
      class of mistake, from mere editorial to a serious error that may affect
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
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   668
      the conformance with the Recommendation by software or content (e.g.,
78
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diff changeset
   669
      content validity).</p>
91
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charles
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diff changeset
   670
    <p>Working Groups <em class="rfc2119">must</em> track errata on an "errata
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   671
      page." An errata page is a list of enumerated errors, possibly accompanied
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charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   672
      by corrections. Each Recommendation links to an errata page; see the
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   673
      Team's <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication Rules</a>.</p>
53
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
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diff changeset
   674
    <p>A correction is first "proposed" by the Working Group. A correction
78
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   675
      becomes part of the Recommendation by the process for Revising a
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
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diff changeset
   676
      Recommendation described in the next section.</p>
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parents: 90
diff changeset
   677
    <p>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> keep their errata pages
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   678
      up-to-date, as errors are reported by readers and implementers. A Working
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
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diff changeset
   679
      Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em> report errata page changes to
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charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   680
      interested parties, notably when corrections are proposed or incorporated
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
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diff changeset
   681
      into an Edited Recommendation, according to the Team's requirements.</p>
74
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   682
    <h4 id="revised-rec">7.7.2 Revising a Recommendation</h4>
92
a5988ded2629 Minor Editorial improvements as proposed by Wayne Carr (including modification from Ralph Swick) - thread from http://www.w3.org/mid/53278843.9060203@linux.intel.com
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diff changeset
   683
    <p><a href="#editorial-change">Editorial changes</a> to a Recommendation
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      require no technical review of the proposed changes. A Working Group <span
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   685
        class="rfc2119">may</span> request republication of a Recommendation for
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   686
      these classes of change, or W3C <span class="rfc2119">may</span>
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   687
      republish a Recommendation with this class of change. The modified
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   688
      Recommendation is published according to the Team's requirements,
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   689
      including <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication Rules</a>
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   690
      [<a href="refs.html#ref-pubrules">PUB31</a>] and the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2003/01/republishing/">Requirements
53
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   691
        for modification of W3C Technical Reports</a> [PUB@@].</p>
92
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   692
    <p>For <a href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a> that do not
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   693
      add new features, a Working Group <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
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   694
      request publication of an <a href="#rec-edited">Edited Recommendation</a>.</p>
54
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   695
    <p>To publish an Edited Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation, in addition
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
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   696
      to meeting the <a href="#rec-requirements">requirements for all W3C
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parents: 53
diff changeset
   697
        Recommendations</a>, a Working Group</p>
53
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diff changeset
   698
    <ul>
54
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   699
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> republish the document, identifying it
89
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   700
        as a Proposed (edited) Recommendation,</li>
54
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parents: 53
diff changeset
   701
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has received <a
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diff changeset
   702
          href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and </li>
89
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   703
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> address all recorded errata.</li>
53
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parents: 52
diff changeset
   704
    </ul>
63
b5421dbf5a2b Merge the definitions of types of changes (but temporarily lost the "invalidate a review" wording, that should be reinstated IMHO) - ISSUE-72
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parents: 62
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   705
    <p>For changes which introduces a new feature or features, W3C <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
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   706
      follow the full process of <a href="#rec-advance">advancing a technical
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parents: 62
diff changeset
   707
        report to Recommendation</a>.</p>
74
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
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parents: 73
diff changeset
   708
    <h3 id="Note">7.8 Publishing a Working Group or Interest Group Note</h3>
47
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parents: 46
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   709
    <p>Working Groups and Interest Groups publish material that is not a formal
81
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charles
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   710
      specification as Notes. This includes supporting documentation for a
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   711
      specification such as explanations of design principles or use cases and
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   712
      requirements, non-normative guides to good practices, as well as
92
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parents: 91
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   713
      specifications where work has been stopped and there is no longer
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parents: 91
diff changeset
   714
      consensus for making them a new standard.</p>
89
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   715
    <p>In order to publish a Note, a Working Group or Interest Group: </p>
23
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diff changeset
   716
    <ul>
81
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   717
      <li> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> publish a Note with or without its
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   718
        prior publication as a Working Draft.</li>
23
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diff changeset
   719
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
55
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   720
        publication as a Note, and</li>
64
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
charles
parents: 63
diff changeset
   721
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish documentation of significant
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parents: 63
diff changeset
   722
        changes to the technical report since any previous publication.</li>
23
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diff changeset
   723
    </ul>
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diff changeset
   724
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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diff changeset
   725
    <ul>
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   726
      <li>End state: A technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> remain a
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   727
        Working Group Note indefinitely</li>
81
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   728
      <li>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> resume work on technical
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charles
parents: 80
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   729
        report within the scope of its charter at any time, at the maturity
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   730
        level the specification had before publication as a Note</li>
23
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   731
    </ul>
55
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   732
    <p>The <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C Patent
97
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charles
parents: 95
diff changeset
   733
        Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>] does not
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charles
parents: 95
diff changeset
   734
      specify any licensing requirements or commitments for Working Group Notes.</p>
74
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   735
    <h3 id="rec-rescind">7.9 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</h3>
23
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diff changeset
   736
    <p>W3C <em class="rfc2119">may</em> rescind a Recommendation, for example
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   737
      if the Recommendation contains many errors that conflict with a later
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   738
      version or if W3C discovers burdensome patent claims that affect
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   739
      implementers and cannot be resolved; see the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
97
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parents: 95
diff changeset
   740
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>] and
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parents: 95
diff changeset
   741
      in particular <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Requirements">section
0
6de79c886018 Added an editor's draft, to be public.
charles
parents:
diff changeset
   742
        5</a> (bullet 10) and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-PAG-conclude">section
47
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charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   743
        7.5</a>. A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request the
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charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   744
      Director to rescind a Recommendation which was a deliverable, or the
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charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   745
      Director <em class="rfc2119">may</em> directly propose to rescind a
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charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   746
      Recommendation. </p>
55
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   747
    <p>W3C only rescinds entire specifications. To rescind some <em>part</em>
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   748
      of a Recommendation, W3C follows the process for <a href="#rec-modify">modifying
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   749
        a Recommendation</a>.</p>
23
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   750
    <p>Once W3C has published a Rescinded Recommendation, future W3C technical
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   751
      reports <em class="rfc2119">must not</em> include normative references to
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   752
      that technical report.</p>
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diff changeset
   753
    <p>To propose rescinding a W3C Recommendation, a Working Group or the
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diff changeset
   754
      Director</p>
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   755
    <ul>
47
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parents: 46
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   756
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish rationale for rescinding the
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charles
parents: 46
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   757
        Recommendation.</li>
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   758
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known implementation.</li>
23
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   759
    </ul>
55
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   760
    <p>In addition a Working Group requesting to rescind</p>
47
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parents: 46
diff changeset
   761
    <ul>
23
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   762
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind has
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   763
        received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a></li>
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   764
    </ul>
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   765
    <p>In addition the Director, if proposing to rescind</p>
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   766
    <ul>
47
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diff changeset
   767
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind is
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   768
        based on public comment</li>
23
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   769
    </ul>
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   770
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the proposal to
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   771
      rescind a W3C Recommendation to other W3C groups, the public, and the <a
97
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   772
        href="organization.html#AC">Advisory Committee</a>. The announcement <em
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   773
        class="rfc2119">must</em>:</p>
38
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   774
    <ul>
23
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   775
      <li>indicate that this is a Proposal to Rescind a Recommendation</li>
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   776
      <li>specify the deadline for review comments, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
55
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   777
        be at least <span class="time-interval">four weeks after announcing</span>
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   778
        the proposal to rescind.</li>
23
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parents: 22
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   779
      <li>identify known dependencies and solicit review from all dependent
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   780
        Working Groups;</li>
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diff changeset
   781
      <li>solicit public review.</li>
38
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   782
    </ul>
97
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   783
    <p>If there was any <a href="policies.html#def-Dissent" rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span
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charles
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   784
          class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a> in Advisory Committee reviews,
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diff changeset
   785
      the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish the substantive
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diff changeset
   786
      content of the dissent to W3C <strong>and the public</strong>, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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diff changeset
   787
      <a href="policies.html#formal-address">formally address</a> the comment at
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   788
      least 14 days before publication as a Rescinded Recommendation. In this
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charles
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diff changeset
   789
      case the <a href="organization.html#AC">Advisory Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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diff changeset
   790
      <a href="#ACAppeal">appeal</a> the decision.</p>
91
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charles
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   791
    <p> A Rescinded Recommendation <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be published
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