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    <title>A Rec-track Process Draft Proposal</title>
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    <link href="https://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/TR/base.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">
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    <link href="https://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/TR/W3C-ED" rel="stylesheet">
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    <!--[if lt IE 9]><script src='undefined://www.w3.org/2008/site/js/html5shiv.js'></script><![endif]-->
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    <div class="head">
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      <p> <a href="http://www.w3.org/"><img alt="W3C" src="http://www.w3.org/Icons/w3c_home"
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            height="48" width="72"></a> </p>
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      <h1 class="title" id="title">Recommendation Track Process, post-"Last
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        Call" draft proposal</h1>
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      <h2 id="w3c-working-draft-20-september-2012"><abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium"></abbr>Editors'
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        Draft 11 December 2013</h2>
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      <dl>
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        <dt>Current active version:</dt>
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        <dd><a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html">http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html</a></dd>
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        <dt>Latest editor's draft:</dt>
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        <dd> <a href="https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/AB/raw-file/default/tr.html">https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/AB/raw-file/default/tr.html</a></dd>
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        <dt>Editor:</dt>
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        <dd><a href="mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru">Charles (McCathie) Nevile</a>,
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          <a href="http://www.yandex.ru">Яндекс</a>—<a href="http://yandex.com">Yandex</a></dd>
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      </dl>
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      <p class="copyright"> <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#Copyright">Copyright</a>
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        © 2013 <a href="http://www.w3.org/"><abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium">W3C</abbr></a><sup>®</sup>
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        (<a href="http://www.csail.mit.edu/"><abbr title="Massachusetts Institute of Technology">MIT</abbr></a>,
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        <a href="http://www.ercim.eu/"><abbr title="European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics">ERCIM</abbr></a>,
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        <a href="http://www.keio.ac.jp/">Keio</a>, <a href="http://ev.buaa.edu.cn/">Beihang</a>),
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        All Rights Reserved. <abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium">W3C</abbr>
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        <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#Legal_Disclaimer">liability</a>,
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        <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#W3C_Trademarks">trademark</a>,
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        <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-documents">document
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          use</a> and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-software">software
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          licensing</a> rules apply. </p>
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      <hr> </div>
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    <div class="noprint">
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        <p>This is an intermediate revised draft proposal to replace the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html">current
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            chapter 7 of the W3C process document</a> with a more effective W3C
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          Specification life cycle following the meeting of the W3C Advisory
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          Board's Chapter 7 Task Force on 2 December 2013. This document is the
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          editor's draft for resolution of comments received on the "Last Call"
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          version.</p>
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        <p>In this draft, there has been a reordering of the content along the
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          lines foreshadowed by <a href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/59">ISSUE-59</a>.
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          Sections have now been renumbered, the "outline" (heading structure)
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          rebuilt and some headings changed. No content has been deleted since
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          the last commit (except in this introductory material).</p>
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        <p>This introductory session (before the chapter title below) will be
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          removed when this chapter is re-incorporated into the full process
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          document, as per issues 60-64.</p>
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        <p>An initial version was first proposed to the W3C Advisory Board on 13
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          May 2013 as a possible replacement for the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html">current
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            chapter 7 of the W3C process document</a>, and a <a href="http://yadi.sk/d/Zikwkr385JG8f">subsequent
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            version</a> was <a href="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2013May/0023.html">proposed</a>
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          to the <a href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/">W3C Process
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            Community Group</a> on 29 May 2013 by Charles Nevile &lt;<a href="mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru">chaals@yandex-team.ru</a>&gt;
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          for discussion. Subsequent editor's drafts have been public, to enable
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          broad input. However, following the existing process, the Advisory
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          Board retains formal responsibility for decisions on what it proposes
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          to the Advisory Committee, and the adoption of any change to the
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          process will follow the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/processdoc.html#GAProcess">existing
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            process for such changes</a>, subject to the resolution of <a href="https://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/39">ISSUE-39</a>.</p>
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        <p>I am grateful to the W3C Advisory Board, the W3C Process Community
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          Group, Art Barstow, Robin Berjon, Wayne Carr, Marcos Cáceres, Elika
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          Etimad, Fantasai, Ivan Herman, Ian Hickson, Ian Jacobs, Jeff Jaffe,
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          Chris Lilley, Ralph Swick, Anne van Kesteren, Steve Zilles, and many
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          people I have forgotten to acknowledge for suggestions, comments and
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          discussions that helped me sort out my thinking, and to Ora Lassila
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          for the original version of the image that illustrates the normal
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          process of a W3C Recommendation-track document. </p>
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        <p>Please send comments on this document to, or participate in, the <a
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            href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/">W3C Process Community
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            Group</a>. Issues related to this proposal are recorded in that
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          group's issue tracker using the product "<a href="https://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/products/1">Document
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            Lifecycle (chapter 7)</a>"</p>
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        Major changes:
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        <ul>
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          <li>There is a requirement that Working groups <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
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            document known implementation for all transitions</li>
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          <li>New sections give some guidance on what is considered when
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            assessing "<a href="#implementation-experience">adequate
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              implementation experience</a>" and "<a href="#wide-review">wide
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              review</a>"</li>
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          <li>Last Call and Candidate Recommendation have been collapsed
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            together. Some of the requirements are therefore enforced earlier in
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            the process.</li>
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          <li>There is a stronger emphasis (without creating new formal
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            requirements) on getting review and testing implementation as early
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            as possible. How to do this is left to Working Groups to determine.</li>
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          <li>Proposed Recommendation is no longer a separate step. Advisory
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            Committee review now begins at the same time as Candidate
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            recommendation, and ends 4 weeks after the Working group has
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            provisional approval for a Request to publish as a W3C
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            Recommendation.</li>
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          <li>The Director is required to address AC review comments <strong>publicly</strong>,
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            2 weeks <em>before</em> publication of a Recommendation.</li>
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          <li>And it is in HTML5</li>
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        </ul>
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        <p>Editorially, I have tried to rationalize requirements, and clarify
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          who is responsible for meeting them. I have also actively removed
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          advice and general statements to keep this version short.</p>
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    <h2>7 <a name="Reports" id="Reports">W3C Technical Report Development
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        Process</a></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="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups#GroupsWG">Working
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        Groups</a> to standardize Web technology. The W3C technical report
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      development 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="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-consensus"
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          rel="glossary" title="Definition of Consensus"><span class="dfn-instance">consensus</span></a>
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        about the content of 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="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].
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    <h3>Table of Contents</h3>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId615339">Table of Contents</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId661463">7.1 W3C Technical Reports</a>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId598359">7.1.1 Recommendations and Notes</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId643257">7.1.2 Maturity Levels</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId674003">7.2 General requirements and definitions</a>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId840436">7.2.1 General requirements for Technical
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              Reports</a></li>
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              Track</a>
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              <li><a href="#mozTocId787038">7.2.2.1 Substantive Change</a></li>
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              Responsibilities</a>
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              <li><a href="#mozTocId712209">7.2.3.1 Wide Review</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId677214">7.2.4 Implementation Experience</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId124435">7.3 Working Draft</a>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId531921">7.3.1 First Public Working Draft</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId557161">7.3.2 Revised Public Working Drafts</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId603428">7.4 Candidate Recommendation</a>
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        <ul>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId884719">7.4.1 Revised Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId388392">7.5 W3C Recommendation</a>
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        <ul>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId753802">7.5.1 For all W3C Recommendations</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId368357">7.5.2 Publishing a Candidate
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              Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation</a></li>
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        </ul>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId66258">7.6 Modifying a W3C Recommendation</a>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId861101">7.6.1 Errata Management</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId582942">7.6.2 Classes of Changes to a
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              Recommendation</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId478895">7.6.3 Revised Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId663232">7.7 Publishing a Working Group or Interest
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          Group Note</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId592607">7.8 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId806006">Further reading</a></li>
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    <h3>7.1 <a name="rec-advance" id="rec-advance">W3C Technical Reports</a></h3>
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    <h4>7.1.1 Recommendations and Notes</h4>
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    <p>W3C follows these steps when advancing a technical report to
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      Recommendation.</p>
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      <li><a href="#first-wd">Publication of the First Public Working Draft</a>,</li>
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          Drafts</a>.</li>
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      <li><a href="#rec-publication">Publication as a Recommendation</a>.</li>
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          Recommendation</a></li>
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">may</em> decline a request to advance
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      lower <a href="#maturity-level">maturity level</a>. The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      for a specification to advance in maturity level is declined and and the
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      specification is returned to a Working Group for further work.</p>
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      can go from Rec-track to Note and back, to this section. <a href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/59">ISSUE-59</a></p>
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          section</a> of a Working Draft for the group's expectations. Any
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          class="rfc2119">should</em> be published as a Working Group Note.
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        Working Drafts do not necessarily represent a consensus of the Working
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        Group, and do not imply any endorsement by W3C or its members beyond
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        agreement to work on a general area of technology.</dd>
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      <dt><a name="RecsCR" id="RecsCR">Candidate Recommendation (CR)</a></dt>
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        state referred to in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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      <dt><a name="RecsW3C" id="RecsW3C">W3C Recommendation (REC)</a></dt>
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        requirements that, after extensive consensus-building, has received the
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        endorsement of W3C Members and the Director. W3C recommends the wide
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        deployment of its Recommendations as standards for the Web.</dd>
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        for a document that is not intended to be a specification requiring
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        conformance, but is nevertheless useful. Examples include supporting
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        documents such as Use case and Requirements documents, Design Principles
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        that explain what the Working Group was trying to achieve with a
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        specification, or 'Good Practices" documents. A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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        also publish a specification as a Note if they stop work without
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        producing a Recommendation. A Working Group or Interest Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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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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    <p>Working Groups and Interest Groups <em class="rfc2119">may</em> publish
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      "Editor's drafts". Editor's drafts have no official standing whatsoever,
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      and do not imply consensus of a Working Group or Interest Group, nor are
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      their contents endorsed in any way by W3C or its members, except to the
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      extent that such contents happen to be consistent with some other document
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      which carries a higher level of endorsement.</p>
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    <h3>7.2 General requirements and definitions</h3>
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    <h4 id="general-requirements">7.2.1 General requirements for Technical
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      Reports</h4>
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      process <em class="rfc2119 old">must</em> be a public document. The <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/">index
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        of W3C technical reports</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-doc-list">PUB11</a>]
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      is available at the W3C Web site. W3C will make every effort to make
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      archival documents indefinitely available at their original address in
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      their original form.</p>
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      process <em class="rfc2119 old">must</em> clearly indicate its <a href="#maturity-levels">maturity
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        level</a>, and <em id="DocumentStatus" class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      include information about the status of the document. This status
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      information</p>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> be unique each time a specification is
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        published,<br>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> state who developed the specification, </li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> state how to send comments or file bugs,
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      <li> <em class="rfc2119">should</em> explain how the technology relates
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        to existing international standards and related work inside or outside
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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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      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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      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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    <h4>7.2.2 <a name="transition-reqs" id="transition-reqs">Advancement on the
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        Recommendation Track</a></h4>
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      level other than Note the Working Group:</p>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
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        advancement.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must </em> obtain Director approval.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119 ">must</em> provide public documentation of all <a
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          href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a> to the technical
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        report since the previous publication. The community also appreciates
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        public documentation of minor changes.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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          address</a> all issues raised about the document since the previous
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        maturity level.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> provide public documentation of any <a
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          href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#FormalObjection">Formal
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          Objections</a>.</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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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known implementation.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Because the requirements for First Public Working Drafts are fairly
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      mechanical approval is normally fairly automatic, whereas for later stages
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      there is generally a formal review meeting to ensure the requirements have
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      been met before Director's approval is given.</p>
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    <h5 id="substantive-change">7.2.2.1 Substantive Change</h5>
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    <p class="issue">This subsection will probably get merged into the later
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      section on changes, as per <a href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/72">ISSUE-72</a></p>
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    <p> A <dfn>substantive change</dfn> (whether deletion, inclusion, or other
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      modification) is one where someone could reasonably expect that making the
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      change would invalidate an individual's review or implementation
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      experience. Other changes (e.g., clarifications, bug fixes, editorial
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      repairs, and minor error corrections) are minor changes.</p>
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    <h4>7.2.3 <a name="doc-reviews" id="doc-reviews">Reviews and Review
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        Responsibilities</a></h4>
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    <p>A document is available for review from the moment it is first published.
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      Working Groups <em class="rfc2119">should</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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        address</a> <em>any</em> substantive review comment about a technical
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      report in a timely manner. </p>
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    Reviewers <em class="rfc2119">should</em> send substantive technical
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    reviews as early as possible. Working Groups are often reluctant to make <a
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      href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a> to a mature document,
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    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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    incorporated into a current specification.
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    <h5>7.2.3.1 <a id="wide-review">Wide Review</a></h5>
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    <p>The requirements for <dfn>wide review</dfn> are not precisely defined by
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      the process. The objective is to ensure that the entire set of
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      stakeholders of the Web community, including the general public, have had
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      adequate notice of the progress of the Working Group and thereby an
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      opportunity to comment on the specification. Before approving transitions,
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      the Director will consider who has actually reviewed the document and
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      provided comments, the record of requests to and responses from reviewers,
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      especially groups identified as dependencies in the charter, and seek
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      evidence of clear communication to the general public about appropriate
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      times and which content to review. </p>
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    <p>For example, inviting review of new or significantly revised sections
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      published in Working Drafts, and tracking those comments and the Working
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      Group's responses, is generally a good practice which would often be
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      considered positive evidence of wide review. A recommended practice is
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      making a specific announcement to other W3C Working Groups as well as the
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      general public that a group proposes to enter Candidate Recommendation in
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      e.g. approximately four weeks. By contrast a generic statement in a
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      document requesting review at any time is likely not to be considered as
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      sufficient evidence that the group has solicited wide review. </p>
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    <p>A Working Group could present evidence that wide review has been
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      received, irrespective of solicitation. But it is important to note that
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      receiving many detailed reviews is not necessarily the same as wide
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      review, since they may only represent comment from a small segment of the
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      relevant stakeholder community.</p>
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    <h4 id="implementation-experience">7.2.4 Implementation Experience</h4>
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    <p>Implementation experience is required to show that a specification is
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      sufficiently clear, complete, and relevant to market needs, to ensure that
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      independent interoperable implementations of each feature of the
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      specification will be realized. While no exhaustive list of requirements
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      is provided here, when assessing that there is <dfn>adequate
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        implementation experience</dfn> the Director will consider (though not
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      be limited to):</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li>is each feature implemented, and how is this demonstrated; (for
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        example, is there a test suite)?</li>
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      <li>are there independent interoperable implementations?</li>
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      <li>are there implementations created by other than the authors of the
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        specification?</li>
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      <li>are implementations publicly deployed?</li>
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      <li>is there implementation experience at all levels of the
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        specification's ecosystem (creation, consuming, publishing…)?</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Planning and accomplishing a demonstration of (interoperable)
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      implementations can be very time consuming. Groups are often able to work
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      more effectively if they plan how they will demonstrate interoperable
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      implementations early in the development process; for example, they may
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      wish to develop tests in concert with implementation efforts.</p>
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    <h3 id="working-draft">7.3 Working Draft</h3>
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    <h4>7.3.1 <a name="first-wd" id="first-wd">First Public Working Draft</a></h4>
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    <p>To publish the First Public Working Draft of a document, in addition to
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      meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general requirements for
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        advancement</a> a Working Group</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li> <em class="rfc2119">should</em> document outstanding issues, and
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        parts of the document on which the Working Group does not have
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        consensus, and</li>
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      <li> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request publication of a Working Draft
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        even if its content is considered unstable and does not meet all Working
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        Group requirements.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
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      First Public Working Draft publication to other W3C groups and to the
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      public. </p>
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    <p>Publishing the First Public Working Draft triggers a Call for Exclusions,
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      per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
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        4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</p>
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    <h4 id="revised-wd">7.3.2 Revised Public Working Drafts</h4>
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    <p>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish a Working Draft
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      to the W3C Technical Reports page when there have been significant changes
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      to the document that would benefit from review from beyond the Working
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      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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    <p>To publish a revised Working draft, a Working Group </p>
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    <ul>
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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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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document outstanding issues and parts
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        of the document on which the Working Group does not have consensus, and</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> request publication of a Working Draft
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        even if its content is considered unstable and does not meet all Working
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        Group requirements.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li><a href="#hb-wd">Revised 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="#tr-end">Working Group Note</a></li>
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    </ul>
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    <h3>7.4 <a name="last-call" id="last-call">Candidate Recommendation </a></h3>
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    <p>To publish a Candidate recommendation, in addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
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        requirements for advancement</a> a Working Group</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has met all
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        Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements have changed
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        or been deferred,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document changes to dependencies during
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        the development of the specification,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document how adequate <a href="#implementation-experience">
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          implementation experience</a> will be demonstrated,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the deadline for comments, which
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        <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be at least four weeks after publication,
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        and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be longer for complex documents,</li>
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      <li>If the document has previously been published as a Candidate
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        Recommendation, <em class="rfc2119">must</em> document the changes
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        since the previous Candidate Recommendation, </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 that
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        are considered "at risk". These features <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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        be removed before advancement to Recommendation without a requirement to
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        publish 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. </p>
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    <p> A Candidate Recommendation corresponds to a "Last Call Working Draft" as
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      used in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].
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      Publishing a Candidate Recommendation triggers a Call for Exclusions, per
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      <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="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</p>
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    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li>Return to <a href="#hb-wd">Working Draft</a></li>
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      <li>Return to <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#rec-publication">Request Recommendation status</a> (The
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        expected next step)</li>
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      <li><a href="#tr-end">Working Group Note</a></li>
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    </ul>
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    <p class="issue">Add an explanation of publishing a revised Candidate
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      Recommendation. <a href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/59">ISSUE-59</a></p>
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    <p>If there are any <a href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a>
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      made to a Candidate Recommendation other than to remove features
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   579
      explicitly identified as "at risk", the Working Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      repeat the full process of publication as a Candidate Recommendation
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   581
      before the Working Group can request Recommendation status.</p>
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   582
    <p> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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        Committee</a> representatives <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/acreview.html#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
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      the decision to advance the technical report.</p>
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    <h4>7.4.1 Revised Candidate Recommendation</h4>
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    <h3>7.5 <a name="rec-publication" id="rec-publication">W3C Recommendation</a></h3>
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    <h4 id="for-all-recs"><a id="rec-requirements">7.5.1 For <strong>all</strong>
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   588
        W3C Recommendations</a></h4>
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    <p id="for-all-recs">In addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
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   590
        requirements for advancement</a>,</p>
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   591
    <ul>
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      <li>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the provisional
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        approval of a Request for publication of a W3C Recommendation to the <a
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          href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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   595
          Committee</a>,</li>
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      <li>The Advisory Committee review of the technical report <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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   597
        continue at least 28 days after the announcement of provisional approval
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   598
        to publish the Edited Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation,</li>
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   599
      <li>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
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   600
          rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
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   601
        in Advisory Committee reviews, the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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   602
        publish the substantive content of the dissent to W3C and the general
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   603
        public, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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   604
          address</a> the comment at least 14 days before publication as a W3C
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   605
        Recommendation. In this case the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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   606
          Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/acreview.html#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
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   607
        the decision,</li>
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   608
      <li>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication
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   609
        of a W3C Recommendation to other W3C groups and to the public, and</li>
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   610
      <li>The "Status of the Document" <em class="rfc2119">must</em> reflect
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   611
        whether it is provisionally approved, or published as a W3C
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   612
        Recommendation.</li>
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   613
    </ul>
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   614
    <h4><a name="lcrec-publication" id="lcrec-publication">7.5.2 Publishing a
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   615
        Candidate Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation</a></h4>
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   616
    <p>To publish a Candidate Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation, a Working
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   617
      Group</p>
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    <ul>
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   619
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> republish the document, identifying it
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   620
        as the basis of a Request for Recommendation,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show adequate <a href="#implementation-experience">implementation
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          experience</a>,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has received <a
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          href="#wide-review">wide review,</a></li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that all issues raised during the
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   626
        Candidate Recommendation review period have been <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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          addressed</a>,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must </em>identify any substantive issues raised
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        since the close of the review period by parties other than Advisory
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        Committee representatives,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document how the testing and
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        implementation requirements identified as part of the transition to
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        Candidate Recommendation have been met,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> identify where errata are tracked, and</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> remove features identified in the
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        Candidate Recommendation document as "at risk" without repeating the
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        transition to Candidate Recommendation.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>The Director</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li><span><em class="rfc2119">should not</em> provisionally approve a
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          Request for publication of a W3C Recommendation less than 35 days
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          after the publication of the Candidate Recommendation on which is it
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   644
          based [editor's note - this is to allow for the patent policy
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          exclusion period to expire], and </span></li>
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      <li><span><em class="rfc2119">may</em> provisionally approve a
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          Recommendation with minimal implementation experience where there is a
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          compelling reason to do so. In such a case, the Director <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
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          explain the reasons for that decision. </span></li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li>A W3C Recommendation normally retains its status indefinitely. However
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        it</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be <a href="#rec-modify">republished as
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   656
          an Edited Recommendation</a>, or</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be <a href="#rec-rescind">rescinded</a>.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <h3>7.6 <a name="rec-modify" id="rec-modify">Modifying a W3C Recommendation</a></h3>
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    <p>The following sections discuss the management of errors and the process
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      for making changes to a Recommendation.</p>
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   662
    <h4>7.6.1 <a name="errata" id="errata">Errata Management</a></h4>
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    <p>Tracking errors is an important part of a Working Group's ongoing care of
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   664
      a Recommendation; for this reason, the scope of a Working Group charter
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      generally allows time for work after publication of a Recommendation. In
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   666
      this Process Document, the term "erratum" (plural "errata") refers to any
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      class of mistake, from mere editorial to a serious error that may affect
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   668
      the conformance with the Recommendation by software or content (e.g.,
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   669
      content validity). <strong>Note:</strong> Before a document becomes a
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      Recommendation, the W3C Process focuses on <a href="#substantive-change">substantive
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        changes</a> (those related to prior reviews). After a document has been
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      published as Recommendation, the W3C Process focuses on those changes to a
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   673
      technical report that might affect the conformance of content or deployed
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   674
      software.</p>
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   675
    <p>Working Groups <span class="rfc2119">must</span> track errata on an
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   676
      "errata page." An errata page is a list of enumerated errors, possibly
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   677
      accompanied by corrections. Each Recommendation links to an errata page;
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   678
      see the Team's <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication
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   679
        Rules</a>.</p>
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   680
    <p>A correction is first "proposed" by the Working Group. A correction
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   681
      becomes part of the Recommendation by the process described below.</p>
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   682
    <p>A Working Group <span class="rfc2119">should</span> keep their errata
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   683
      pages up-to-date, as errors are reported by readers and implementers. A
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   684
      Working Group <span class="rfc2119">must</span> report errata page
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   685
      changes to interested parties, notably when corrections are proposed or
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   686
      incorporated into an Edited Recommendation, according to the Team's
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   687
      requirements.</p>
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   688
    <h4>7.6.2 <a name="correction-classes" id="correction-classes">Classes of
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   689
        Changes to a Recommendation</a></h4>
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   690
    <p>This document distinguishes the following classes of changes to a
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   691
      Recommendation.</p>
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   692
    <dl>
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   693
      <dt>1. No changes to text content</dt>
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   694
      <dd>These changes include fixing broken links, style sheets or invalid
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   695
        markup.</dd>
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      <dt>2. Corrections that do not affect conformance</dt>
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   697
      <dd>Editorial changes or clarifications that do not change the technical
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   698
        content of the specification.</dd>
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   699
      <dt>3. Corrections that do not add new features</dt>
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   700
      <dd>These changes <span class="rfc2119">may</span> affect conformance to
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   701
        the Recommendation. A change that affects conformance is one that:
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parents: 52
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   702
        <ul>
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   703
          <li>turns conforming data, processors, or other conforming agents into
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   704
            non-conforming agents, or</li>
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   705
          <li>turns non-conforming agents into conforming ones, or</li>
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   706
          <li>clears up an ambiguity or under-specified part of the
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   707
            specification in such a way that an agent whose conformance was once
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
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   708
            unclear becomes clearly conforming or non-conforming.</li>
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parents: 52
diff changeset
   709
        </ul>
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   710
      </dd>
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   711
      <dt>4. New features</dt>
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   712
    </dl>
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   713
    <p>The first two classes of change require no technical review of the
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   714
      proposed changes. A Working Group <span class="rfc2119">may</span>
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   715
      request republication of a Recommendation for these classes of change, or
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charles
parents: 52
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   716
      W3C <span class="rfc2119">may</span> republish a Recommendation with this
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charles
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   717
      class of change. The modified Recommendation is published according to the
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parents: 52
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   718
      Team's requirements, including <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication
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   719
        Rules</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-pubrules">PUB31</a>] and the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2003/01/republishing/">Requirements
53
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   720
        for modification of W3C Technical Reports</a> [PUB@@].</p>
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parents: 52
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   721
    <p>For the third class of change, a Working Group <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
54
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   722
      request publication of an <a href="#rec-edited">Edited Recommendation</a>.</p>
53
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parents: 52
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   723
    <p>For the fourth class of change, which introduces a new feature or
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parents: 52
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   724
      features, W3C <span class="rfc2119">must</span> follow the full process
54
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   725
      of <a href="#rec-advance">advancing a technical report to Recommendation</a>.</p>
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diff changeset
   726
    <h4>7.6.3 Revised Recommendation</h4>
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parents: 53
diff changeset
   727
    <p>To publish an Edited Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation, in addition
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diff changeset
   728
      to meeting the <a href="#rec-requirements">requirements for all W3C
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diff changeset
   729
        Recommendations</a>, a Working Group</p>
53
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   730
    <ul>
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   731
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> republish the document, identifying it
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   732
        as the basis of a Request for Recommendation,</li>
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   733
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has received <a
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   734
          href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and </li>
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   735
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> address all errata.</li>
53
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   736
    </ul>
54
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   737
    <h3>7.7 <a name="tr-end" id="tr-end">Publishing a Working Group or Interest
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diff changeset
   738
        Group Note</a></h3>
47
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parents: 46
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   739
    <p>Working Groups and Interest Groups publish material that is not a formal
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parents: 46
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   740
      specification as Notes. This may include supporting documentation for a
52
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charles
parents: 51
diff changeset
   741
      specification, such as requirements, use cases, good practices and the
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   742
      like.</p>
23
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   743
    <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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   745
      Group determines that it cannot productively carry the work any further.
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   746
      If the Director <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups.html#GeneralTermination">closes
47
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parents: 46
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   747
        a Working Group</a> W3C <em class="rfc2119">must </em> publish any
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charles
parents: 46
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   748
      unfinished specifications on the Recommendation track as Working Group
48
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parents: 47
diff changeset
   749
      Notes. If a Working group decides, or the Director requires, the Working
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charles
parents: 47
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   750
      Group to discontinue work on a technical report before completion, the
47
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   751
      Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish the document as a
23
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   752
      Working Group Note. </p>
47
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parents: 46
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   753
    <p>In order to publish a Note a Working Group or Interest Group: </p>
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   754
    <ul>
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   755
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
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        advancement, and</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> public documentation of significant
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        changes to the technical report since the previous publication.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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    <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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      <li>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> resume work on the
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        technical report at any time, at the maturity level the specification
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        had before publication as a Note</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>The W3C Patent Policy does not specify any licensing requirements or
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      commitments for Working Group Notes, only for W3C Recommendations. See
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      also the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C Patent
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        Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</p>
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    <h3>7.8 <a name="rec-rescind" id="rec-rescind">Rescinding a W3C
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        Recommendation</a></h3>
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    <p>W3C <em class="rfc2119">may</em> rescind a Recommendation, for example
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      if the Recommendation contains many errors that conflict with a later
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      version or if W3C discovers burdensome patent claims that affect
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      implementers and cannot be resolved; see the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
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      and in particular <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Requirements">section
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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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        7.5</a>. A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request the
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      Director to rescind a Recommendation which was a deliverable, or the
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      Director <em class="rfc2119">may</em> directly propose to rescind a
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      Recommendation. </p>
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    <p>To deprecate <em>part</em> of a Recommendation, W3C follows the process
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      for <a href="#rec-modify">modifying a Recommendation</a>.</p>
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    <p>Once W3C has published a Rescinded Recommendation, future W3C technical
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      reports <em class="rfc2119">must not</em> include normative references to
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      that technical report.</p>
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    <p>To propose rescinding a W3C Recommendation, a Working Group or the
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      Director</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish rationale for rescinding the
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        Recommendation.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known implementation.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>In addition a Working Group proposing to rescind</p>
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    <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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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</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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    <p>In addition the Director, if proposing to rescind</p>
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    <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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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the proposal to
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      rescind a W3C Recommendation to other W3C groups, the public, and the <a
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        href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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        Committee</a>. The announcement <em class="rfc2119">must</em>:</p>
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    <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 publication </span></li>
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      <li>identify known dependencies and solicit review from all dependent
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        Working Groups;</li>
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      <li>solicit public review.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
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        rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
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      in Advisory Committee reviews, the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      publish the substantive content of the dissent to W3C <strong>and the
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        public</strong>, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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        address</a> the comment at least 14 days before publication as a
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      Rescinded Recommendation. In this case the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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        Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
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      the decision.</p>
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    <h3 id="good-practice">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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        Organize a Recommendation Track Transition"</a> in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/">Member
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        guide</a> for practical information about preparing for the reviews and
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      announcements of the various steps, and <a href="http://www.w3.org/2002/05/rec-tips">tips
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        on getting to Recommendation faster</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-rec-tips">PUB27</a>].</p>
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    <div class="noprint">
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      <div class="navbar"> <map name="navbar-bottom" title="Navigation Bar" id="navbar-bottom">
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          <p>[<a accesskey="c" rel="Contents" href="#toc">contents</a>] </p>
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        </map>
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      </div>
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    </div>
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