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    <h1>Editor's draft proposed new 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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      process is designed to </p>
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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>
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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="#revised-wd">7.3.2 Revising Public Working Drafts</a></li>
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                Stopping work on a specification</span></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-pr">7.5 Proposed Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li> <a href="#rec-publication">7.6 W3C 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="#revised-rec">7.7.2 Revising a Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#Note">7.8 Publishing a Working Group or Interest Group Note</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#rec-rescind">7.9 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#further-reading">Further reading</a></li>
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    <h3 id="rec-advance">7.1 W3C Technical Reports</h3>
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    <p>Please note that <dfn>publishing</dfn> as used in this document refers
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      to producing a version which is listed as a W3C Technical Report on its <a
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        href="http://www.w3.org/TR">Technical Reports page http://www.w3.org/TR</a>.</p>
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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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      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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      W3C Note, and they have no standing as a recommendation of W3C but are
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    <h4 id="recs-and-notes">7.1.1 Recommendations and Notes</h4>
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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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    <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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      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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      <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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          <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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          <li>Provide an exclusion opportunity as per 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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            A Candidate Recommendation under this process corresponds to the
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            "Last Call Working Draft" discussed in the Patent Policy.</li>
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      <dd><strong>Note:</strong> Candidate Recommendations are expected to be
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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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        which begins with Candidate Recommendation. Substantive changes <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
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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. The W3C
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        for a useful document that is not intended to be a formal standard, or
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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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      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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    <p>Please note that <dfn>publishing</dfn> as used in this document refers
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      to producing a version which is listed as a W3C Technical Report on its <a
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        href="http://www.w3.org/TR">Technical Reports page http://www.w3.org/TR</a>.</p>
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    <h4 id="general-requirements">7.2.1 General requirements for Technical
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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 which Working Group developed the
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> state how to send comments or file bugs,
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> include expectations about next steps,</li>
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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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      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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    <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">should</em> report which, if any, of the Working
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      Working Groups <em class="rfc2119">should</em> <a href="policies.html#formal-address">formally
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      report in a timely manner. </p>
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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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    particularly if this would cause significant compatibility problems due to
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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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    <h5>7.2.3.1 <a id="wide-review">Wide Review</a></h5>
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      adequate notice of the progress of the Working Group and thereby an
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      announce to other W3C Working Groups as well as the general public,
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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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      receiving many detailed reviews is not necessarily the same as wide
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    <h4 id="implementation-experience">7.2.4 Implementation Experience</h4>
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        this demonstrated?</li>
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        changes</dfn>, the latter two <dfn id="substantive-change">substantive
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        content of the specification.</dd>
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            become non-conforming according to the new version, or</li>
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            whose conformance was once unclear becomes clearly either conforming
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      the Working Group<em 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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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
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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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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report which, if any, of the Working
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        Group's requirements for this document have changed since the previous
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        step,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report any changes in dependencies
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        with other groups,</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Possible next steps for any Working Draft:</p>
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    <ul>
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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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      <li><a href="#Note">Working Group Note</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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    <p>Work on a technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> cease at any
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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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    </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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      <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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   514
        after publication, and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be longer for
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   515
        complex documents,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has received
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        <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> identify features in the document as "at
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   519
        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 on the question of whether W3C should
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      publish the specification as a W3C Recommendation.</p>
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   527
    <p> A Candidate Recommendation corresponds to a "Last Call Working Draft" as
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   528
      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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   530
      Publishing a Candidate Recommendation triggers a Call for Exclusions, per
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   531
      <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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   535
    <ul>
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   536
      <li>Return to <a href="#hb-wd">Working Draft</a></li>
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   537
      <li>A revised <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#rec-pr">Proposed Recommendation</a> (The expected 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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   541
    <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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   543
      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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   547
    <p>If there are any <a href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a>
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   548
      made to a Candidate Recommendation other than to remove features
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   549
      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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   551
      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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        4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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   554
        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 from Working Draft to Candidate
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      Recommendation.</p>
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   558
    <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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   561
        meets all Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements
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   562
        have changed or been deferred,</li>
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   563
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the deadline for further
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
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   564
        comments, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be <strong>at least</strong>
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   565
        four weeks after publication, and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be
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   566
        longer for complex documents,</li>
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   567
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document the changes since the previous
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   568
        Candidate Recommendation, </li>
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   569
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the proposed changes have
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   570
        received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and</li>
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   571
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> identify features in the document as "at
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   572
        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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   574
        a new Candidate Recommendation.</li>
76
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
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   575
    </ul>
86
7b98193bc9d9 Added explicit requirement to announce revised CR publications - ACTION-30.
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   576
    <p>The Director <span class="rfc2119">must</span> announce the publication
7b98193bc9d9 Added explicit requirement to announce revised CR publications - ACTION-30.
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   577
      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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   578
    <ul>
7b98193bc9d9 Added explicit requirement to announce revised CR publications - ACTION-30.
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   579
    </ul>
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   580
    <h3 id="rec-pr">7.5 Proposed Recommendation</h3>
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   581
    <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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   582
        requirements for advancement</a>,</p>
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   583
    <ul>
91
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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   584
      <li>The status information <em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the
80
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   585
        deadline for Advisory Committee review, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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   586
        be <strong>at least</strong> 28 days after the publication of the
91
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
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   587
        Proposed Recommendation and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be at least
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
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   588
        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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   589
          4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
95
881ab929e726 clean links to drop into full version.
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   590
          Patent Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</li>
74
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   591
    </ul>
87
590849503bec Changes proposed by Ann Bassetti (on a piece of paper).
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parents: 86
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   592
    <p>A Working Group:</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
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   593
    <ul>
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
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show adequate <a href="#implementation-experience">implementation
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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diff changeset
   595
          experience</a> except where an exception is approved by the Director,</li>
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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   596
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has received <a
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   597
          href="#wide-review">wide review,</a></li>
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
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   598
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that all issues raised during the
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diff changeset
   599
        Candidate Recommendation review period other than by Advisory Committee
89
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
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   600
        representatives acting in their formal AC representative role have been
97
18cca5e3bf7a Mechanical conversions to HTML5 (i.e. without adding real HTML5 semantics)
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   601
        <a href="policies.html#formal-address">formally addressed</a>,</li>
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
   602
      <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
parents: 73
diff changeset
   603
        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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   604
        other than Advisory Committee representatives acting in their formal AC
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   605
        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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   606
      <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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   607
        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)
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diff changeset
   608
        specification as a Candidate Recommendation.</li>
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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diff changeset
   609
    </ul>
87
590849503bec Changes proposed by Ann Bassetti (on a piece of paper).
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diff changeset
   610
    <p>The Director:</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
   611
    <ul>
89
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
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   612
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a Proposed
97
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   613
        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
   614
        and</li>
80
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diff changeset
   615
      <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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   616
          with minimal implementation experience where there is a compelling
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   617
          reason to do so. In such a case, the Director <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
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
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diff changeset
   618
          explain the reasons for that decision.</span></li>
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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diff changeset
   619
    </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
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diff changeset
   620
    <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
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   621
      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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   622
      to make any substantive change to a Proposed Recommendation the Working
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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   623
      Group <span class="rfc2119">must</span> return the specification to
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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   624
      Candidate Recommendation or Working Draft.</p>
80
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
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diff changeset
   625
    <ul>
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
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diff changeset
   626
    </ul>
87
590849503bec Changes proposed by Ann Bassetti (on a piece of paper).
charles
parents: 86
diff changeset
   627
    <p>Possible Next Steps:</p>
78
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   628
    <ul>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
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   629
      <li>Return to <a href="#hb-wd">Working Draft</a></li>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
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diff changeset
   630
      <li>Return to <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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
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   631
      <li><a href="#rec-publication">Recommendation status</a> (The expected
78
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   632
        next step)</li>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
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   633
      <li><a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a></li>
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   634
    </ul>
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charles
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diff changeset
   635
    <ul>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
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diff changeset
   636
    </ul>
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
   637
    <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
   638
    <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
   639
        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
   640
    <p>In addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
54
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   641
        requirements for advancement</a>,</p>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   642
    <ul>
78
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
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diff changeset
   643
      <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
charles
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diff changeset
   644
        are tracked, and</li>
91
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
   645
      <li>A Recommendation <em class="rfc2119">must not</em> include any
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
   646
        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
   647
        based.</li>
97
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diff changeset
   648
      <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
   649
            class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a> in Advisory Committee
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diff changeset
   650
        reviews, the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish the
18cca5e3bf7a Mechanical conversions to HTML5 (i.e. without adding real HTML5 semantics)
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diff changeset
   651
        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)
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diff changeset
   652
          class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="policies.html#formal-address">formally
54
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
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diff changeset
   653
          address</a> the comment at least 14 days before publication as a W3C
95
881ab929e726 clean links to drop into full version.
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   654
        Recommendation. In this case the <a href="organization.html#AC">Advisory
881ab929e726 clean links to drop into full version.
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diff changeset
   655
          Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="acreview.html#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
54
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
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diff changeset
   656
        the decision,</li>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
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diff changeset
   657
      <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
   658
        of a W3C Recommendation to <a href="organization.html#AC">Advisory
78
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diff changeset
   659
          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
   660
    </ul>
23
391157a54386 Fixing line endings. :S Now diffs should actually be useful…
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diff changeset
   661
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
68
fbff0fa7f073 More editorial cleanup. Ready to push draft today.
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diff changeset
   662
    <p>A W3C Recommendation normally retains its status indefinitely. However it</p>
23
391157a54386 Fixing line endings. :S Now diffs should actually be useful…
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diff changeset
   663
    <ul>
108
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
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diff changeset
   664
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be republished as an <a href="#rec-modify">(Edited)
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
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   665
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
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   666
          Recommendation</a>, or</li>
23
391157a54386 Fixing line endings. :S Now diffs should actually be useful…
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   667
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be <a href="#rec-rescind">rescinded</a>.</li>
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diff changeset
   668
    </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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diff changeset
   669
    <h3 id="rec-modify">7.7 Modifying a W3C Recommendation</h3>
107
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   670
    <p>This section details the management of errors in, and the process for
108
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   671
      making changes to a Recommendation. Please see also the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2003/01/republishing/">Requirements
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   672
        for modification of W3C Technical Reports</a> [<a href="refs.html#in-place-tr-mod">PUB35</a>].</p>
107
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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   673
    <p>
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diff changeset
   674
      <svg xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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   675
        viewBox="0 0 500 160" height="12em" width="50em">
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   676
        <g id="basicProcess" opacity=".6">
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   677
          <g id="nodeWD">
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diff changeset
   678
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diff changeset
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            <a xlink:href="#RecsWD"><text font-size="14" font-family="Times,serif"
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   680
                y="44" x="147" text-anchor="middle">WD</text></a> </g>
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   681
          <g id="repeatWD" stroke="black">
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
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            <path d="M128,24C123,14 129,4 147,4 158,4 165,8 167,14" fill="none"
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
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71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
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            <polygon points="170,14 166,24 164,13"></polygon> </g>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   685
          <g class="edge" id="toCR" stroke="black" fill="black">
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charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   686
            <path d="M185,40h31"></path>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   687
            <polygon points="211,36 221,40 211,44"></polygon> </g>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
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71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   689
            <ellipse ry="18" rx="38" cy="40" cx="260" stroke="black" fill="none"></ellipse>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
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            <a xlink:href="#RecsCR"><text font-size="14" font-family="Times,serif"
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   691
                y="44" x="260" text-anchor="middle">CR</text></a> </g>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
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          <g class="edge" id="repeatCR" stroke="black" fill="black">
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parents: 104
diff changeset
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            <path d="M242,24C238,14 244,4 260,4 271,4 277,8 279,14" stroke-dasharray="5 3"
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   694
              fill="none"></path>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
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            <polygon points="282,14 277,24 275,13"></polygon> </g>
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parents: 104
diff changeset
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parents: 104
diff changeset
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            <path d="M190,47h34" stroke-dasharray="4 4"></path>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
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            <polygon points="190,45 183,47 190,49"></polygon> </g>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
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          <g class="edge" id="ToPR" stroke="black" fill="black">
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   700
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71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
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            <polygon points="324,36 334,40 324,44"></polygon> </g>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
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71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   703
            <ellipse ry="18" rx="28" cy="40" cx="363" stroke="black" fill="none"></ellipse>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   704
            <a xlink:href="#RecsPR"><text font-size="14" font-family="Times,serif"
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   705
                y="44" x="363" text-anchor="middle">PR</text></a> </g>
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charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   706
          <g id="BackToCR" stroke="#aaa" fill="#aaa">
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   707
            <path d="M301,47h38" stroke-dasharray="2 5"></path>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   708
            <polygon points="301,45 296,47 301,49"></polygon> </g>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   709
          <g id="ToRec" stroke="black" fill="black">
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   710
            <path d="M391,40h20"></path>
108
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   711
            <polygon points="404,36 414,40 404,44"></polygon> </g> </g>
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   712
        <g id="nodeRec" stroke="black">
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   713
          <ellipse ry="18" rx="28" cy="40" cx="443" fill="none" stroke-width="2"></ellipse>
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   714
          <a xlink:href="#RecsW3C"><text font-size="16" font-family="Times,serif"
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   715
              y="44" x="443" text-anchor="middle" stroke-width=".3">REC</text></a></g>
107
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   716
        <g id="changeARec" stroke="black">
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   717
          <path d="M443,58 v20"></path><polygon points="443,78 441,71 445,71"></polygon>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   718
          <polygon points="443,78 486,103 443,128 400,103" fill="none"></polygon>
108
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   719
          <text x="445" y="68" font-size="10" stroke="none">Changes to text</text>
107
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   720
          <text x="443" y="103" text-anchor="middle" font-size="10" stroke-width="0.2"><tspan>Substantive</tspan><tspan
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   721
              x="443" y="113" text-anchor="middle">changes?</tspan></text></g>
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   722
        <g id="RecToPR">
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   723
          <text x="370" y="100" font-size="10" stroke="none">No</text>
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charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   724
          <path d="M400,103h-37v-45" stroke="black" fill="none"></path><polygon
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   725
            stroke="black" points="363,58 361,65 365,65"></polygon></g>
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charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   726
        <g id="RecSubstantiveChanges" stroke="black">
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   727
          <text x="488" y="100" font-size="10" stroke-width="0.2">Yes</text>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   728
          <path d="M486,103h20v40h-246v-15" fill="none"></path>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   729
          <polygon points="260,128 262,133 258,133"></polygon>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   730
          <polygon points="260,128 300,103 260,78 220,103" fill="none"></polygon>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   731
          <text font-size="10" stroke-width="0.2" x="260" y="98" text-anchor="middle">New<tspan
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
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parents: 104
diff changeset
   732
              x="260" y="108" text-anchor="middle">Features?</tspan></text></g>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   733
        <g id="NoNewFeatures">
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charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   734
          <path d="M260,78v-20" stroke="black"></path>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   735
          <text x="262" y="75" font-size="10">No</text>
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charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   736
          <polygon points="260,58 262,63 258,63" stroke="black"></polygon> </g>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   737
        <g id="BackToFPWD" stroke="black">
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   738
          <a xlink:href="#first-wd"><text font-size="8" font-family="Times,serif"
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   739
              y="38" x="66" stroke="none">First WD</text></a>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   740
          <path d="M220,103h-160v-63h43" fill="none"></path>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   741
          <text x="200" y="100" stroke-width="0.2" fill="black" font-size="10">Yes</text>
71af2621bf8e Added diagram showing the process for modifying a Rec. Part of ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 104
diff changeset
   742
          <polygon points="103,38 108,40 103,42"></polygon> </g> </svg></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
   743
    <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
   744
    <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
   745
      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
diff changeset
   746
      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
   747
      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
   748
      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.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   749
      the conformance with the Recommendation by software or content (e.g.,
78
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   750
      content validity).</p>
91
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
   751
    <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
   752
      page." An errata page is a list of enumerated errors, possibly accompanied
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
   753
      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
   754
      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.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   755
    <p>A correction is first "proposed" by the Working Group. A correction
78
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   756
      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
parents: 77
diff changeset
   757
      Recommendation described in the next section.</p>
91
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
   758
    <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
   759
      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
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   760
      Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em> report errata page changes to
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
   761
      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
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   762
      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
   763
    <h4 id="revised-rec">7.7.2 Revising a Recommendation</h4>
108
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   764
    <p>A Working group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request republication of a
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   765
      Recommendation, or W3C <em class="rfc2119">may</em> republish a
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   766
      Recommendation, to make corrections that do not result in any changes to
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   767
      the text of the specification.</p>
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
charles
parents: 91
diff changeset
   768
    <p><a href="#editorial-change">Editorial changes</a> to a Recommendation
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
charles
parents: 91
diff changeset
   769
      require no technical review of the proposed changes. A Working Group <span
108
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   770
        class="rfc2119">may</span> request publication of a <a href="#rec-pr">Proposed
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   771
        Recommendation</a>&nbsp; or W3C <span class="rfc2119">may</span>
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   772
      publish a <a href="#rec-pr">Proposed Recommendation</a> to make this
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   773
      class of change without passing through earlier maturity levels. Such
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   774
      publications are <em class="rfc2119">may</em> be called a <dfn>Proposed
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   775
        Edited Recommendation</dfn>.</p>
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   776
    <p>To make corrections to a Recommendation that produce <a href="#substantive-change">substantive
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   777
        changes</a> but do not add new features, a Working Group <span class="rfc2119">may</span>
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   778
      request publication of a <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a>,
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   779
      without passing through earlier maturity levels.</p>
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   780
    <p>In the latter two cases, the resulting Recommendation <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   781
      be called an <dfn>Edited Recommendation</dfn>.</p>
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   782
    <p>When requesting the publication of an edited Recommendation as described
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   783
      in this section, in addition to meeting the requirements for the relevant
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   784
      maturity level, a Working Group</p>
53
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   785
    <ul>
108
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   786
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the changes to the document
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   787
        have received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and </li>
89
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
parents: 88
diff changeset
   788
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> address all recorded errata.</li>
53
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   789
    </ul>
108
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   790
    <ul>
fd1d11321989 tweaks to the diagram and clarifying the text regarding revising Recommendations: ISSUE-95
charles
parents: 107
diff changeset
   791
    </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
charles
parents: 62
diff changeset
   792
    <p>For changes which introduces a new feature or features, W3C <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
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      follow the full process of <a href="#rec-advance">advancing a technical
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        report to Recommendation</a> beginning with a new First Public Working
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      Draft.</p>
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    <h3 id="Note">7.8 Publishing a Working Group or Interest Group Note</h3>
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    <p>Working Groups and Interest Groups publish material that is not a formal
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      specification as Notes. This includes supporting documentation for a
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      specification such as explanations of design principles or use cases and
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      requirements, non-normative guides to good practices, as well as
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      specifications where work has been stopped and there is no longer
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   802
      consensus for making them a new standard.</p>
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   803
    <p>In order to publish a Note, a Working Group or Interest Group: </p>
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    <ul>
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      <li> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> publish a Note with or without its
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        prior publication as a Working Draft.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
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   808
        publication as a Note, and</li>
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   809
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish documentation of significant
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   810
        changes to the technical report since any previous publication.</li>
23
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    </ul>
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    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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   813
    <ul>
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      <li>End state: A technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> remain a
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        Working Group Note indefinitely</li>
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   816
      <li>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> resume work on technical
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   817
        report within the scope of its charter at any time, at the maturity
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charles
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        level the specification had before publication as a Note</li>
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    </ul>
55
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   820
    <p>The <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C Patent
97
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parents: 95
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   821
        Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>] does not
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parents: 95
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   822
      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
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   823
    <h3 id="rec-rescind">7.9 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</h3>
23
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   824
    <p>W3C <em class="rfc2119">may</em> rescind a Recommendation, for example
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   825
      if the Recommendation contains many errors that conflict with a later
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   826
      version or if W3C discovers burdensome patent claims that affect
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   827
      implementers and cannot be resolved; see the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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   828
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>] and
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   829
      in particular <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Requirements">section
0
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        5</a> (bullet 10) and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-PAG-conclude">section
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   831
        7.5</a>. A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request the
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   832
      Director to rescind a Recommendation which was a deliverable, or the
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   833
      Director <em class="rfc2119">may</em> directly propose to rescind a
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   834
      Recommendation. </p>
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   835
    <p>W3C only rescinds entire specifications. To rescind some <em>part</em>
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   836
      of a Recommendation, W3C follows the process for <a href="#rec-modify">modifying
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        a Recommendation</a>.</p>
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    <p>Once W3C has published a Rescinded Recommendation, future W3C technical
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   839
      reports <em class="rfc2119">must not</em> include normative references to
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   840
      that technical report.</p>
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   841
    <p>To propose rescinding a W3C Recommendation, a Working Group or the
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   842
      Director</p>
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   843
    <ul>
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   844
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish rationale for rescinding the
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   845
        Recommendation.</li>
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   846
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known implementation.</li>
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    </ul>
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   848
    <p>In addition a Working Group requesting to rescind a Recommendation</p>
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   849
    <ul>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind has
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        received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a></li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>In addition the Director, if proposing to rescind a Recommendation</p>
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   854
    <ul>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind is
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        based on public comment</li>
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    </ul>
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   858
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the proposal to
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   859
      rescind a W3C Recommendation to other W3C groups, the public, and the <a
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   860
        href="organization.html#AC">Advisory Committee</a>. The announcement <em
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   861
        class="rfc2119">must</em>:</p>
38
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   862
    <ul>
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      <li>indicate that this is a Proposal to Rescind a Recommendation</li>
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      <li>specify the deadline for review comments, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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        be at least <span class="time-interval">four weeks after announcing</span>
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        the proposal to rescind.</li>
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      <li>identify known dependencies and solicit review from all dependent
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   868
        Working Groups;</li>
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   869
      <li>solicit public review.</li>
38
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    </ul>
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   871
    <p>If there was any <a href="policies.html#def-Dissent" rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span
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   872
          class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a> in Advisory Committee reviews,
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   873
      the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish the substantive
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   874
      content of the dissent to W3C <strong>and the public</strong>, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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   875
      <a href="policies.html#formal-address">formally address</a> the comment at
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   876
      least 14 days before publication as a Rescinded Recommendation. In this
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   877
      case the <a href="organization.html#AC">Advisory Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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   878
      <a href="#ACAppeal">appeal</a> the decision.</p>
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    <p> A Rescinded Recommendation <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be published
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      with up to date status. The updated version <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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      remove the rescinded content (i.e. the main body of the document).</p>
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   882
    <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Note:</span> the original Recommendation
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   883
      document will continue to be available at its version-specific URL.</p>
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   884
    <h3 id="further-reading">Further reading</h3>
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    <p>Refer to <a href="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/Transitions">"How to
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   886
        Organize a Recommendation Track Transition"</a> in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/">Member
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   887
        guide</a> for practical information about preparing for the reviews and
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   888
      announcements of the various steps, and <a href="http://www.w3.org/2002/05/rec-tips">tips
95
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   889
        on getting to Recommendation faster</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-rec-tips">PUB27</a>].</p>
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   890
    <div class="noprint">
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      <div class="navbar"><map name="navbar-bottom" title="Navigation Bar" id="navbar-bottom">
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          <hr>
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          <p>[<a accesskey="n" rel="Next" href="acreview.html">next chapter</a>]
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   894
            &nbsp; [<a accesskey="p" rel="Prev" href="groups.html">previous
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   895
              chapter</a>] &nbsp; [<a accesskey="c" rel="Contents" href="cover.html#toc">contents</a>]</p>
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   898
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   899
  </body>
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</html>