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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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     table { margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto }
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      .issue { line-height: 125% ; border: dashed red 2px; background-color: yellow }
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</style> <link href="prism.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 draft proposal</h1>
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      <h2 id="draft-shorthand-status"><abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium"></abbr>Editors'
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        Draft 14 February 2014</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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      <div class="navbar">
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        <p>This is a 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. </p>
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        <p>This draft incorporates outstanding review comments following the
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          meeting of the W3C Advisory Board's Chapter 7 Task Force on 3 February
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          2014. In particular it fixes some errors introduced with the
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          reintroduction of Proposed Recommendation in the last draft.</p>
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        <p>This introductory section (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.</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,
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          Fantasai, Daniel Glazman, Ivan Herman, Ian Hickson, Ian Jacobs, Jeff
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          Jaffe, Chris Lilley, Ralph Swick, Anne van Kesteren, Steve Zilles, and
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          many people I have forgotten to acknowledge for suggestions, comments
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          and discussions that helped me sort out my thinking, and to Ora
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          Lassila for the original version of the image that illustrates the
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          normal progress 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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        <h4> Major changes: </h4>
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        <ul>
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          <li>New requirements that Working groups <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
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            document known implementation and <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
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            document expected next steps for all publications </li>
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          <li>New requirement that Working groups <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
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            publish abandoned work as a W3C Note</li>
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          <li>Recognition that Interest Groups <span class="rfc2119">may</span>
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            publish W3C Notes</li>
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          <li>If W3C closes a Working Group, they <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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            republish its unfinished work as Notes. </li>
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          <li>Implementation requirements for passing beyond Candidate
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            Recommendation are not simply listed as "2 interoperable
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            implementations", instead a new sections gives guidance on what is
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            considered when assessing "<a href="#implementation-experience">adequate
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              implementation experience</a>".</li>
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          <li>Instead of relying on a Last Call publication for adequate review
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            there is a requirement for a Working Group to demonstrate "<a href="#wide-review">wide
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              review</a>", while leaving them to achieve this as they see fit.</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>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>Advisory Committee review now begins at the same time as Candidate
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            recommendation, and ends 4 weeks after publication as a Proposed
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            Recommendation.&nbsp;</li>
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          <li>The Director is required to address dissenting AC review comments
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            <strong>publicly</strong>, 2 weeks <em>before</em> publication of a
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            Recommendation.</li>
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          <li>Errata cannot be made normative except by revising a
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            Recommendation</li>
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          <li>And it is in HTML5</li>
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        <p>Editorially, I have tried to rationalize requirements and clarify who
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          is responsible for meeting them. I have also removed advice and
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          general statements to keep this version short.</p>
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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="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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      <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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    </ul>
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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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      </p>
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    <h3>Table of Contents</h3>
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    <ul id="mozToc">
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      <!--mozToc h3 1 h4 2 h5 3-->
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      <li><a href="#rec-advance">7.1 W3C Technical Reports</a>
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        <ul>
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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>
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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>
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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>
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          <li><a href="#implementation-experience">7.2.4 Implementation
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              Experience</a> </li>
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          <li><a href="#correction-classes">7.2.5 Classes of Changes to a
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              Recommendation</a></li>
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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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          <li><a href="#tr-end"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">7.3.3
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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="#Note">7.8 Publishing a Working Group or Interest Group Note</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#good-practice">7.9 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId806006">Further reading</a></li>
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    <h3 id="rec-advance">7.1 W3C Technical Reports</h3>
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    <p>This chapter describes the formal requirements for publishing and
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      maintaining a W3C Recommendation or Note. </p>
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    <p>Typically a series of Working Drafts are published, each of which refines
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      a document under development to complete the scope of work envisioned by a
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      Working Group's charter. For a technical specification, once review
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      suggests the Working Group has met their requirements satisfactorily for a
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      new standard, there is a Candidate Recommendation phase. This allows the
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      entire W3C membership to provide feedback on whether the specification
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      should become a W3C Recommendation, while the Working Group formally
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      collects&nbsp; implementation experience to demonstrate that the
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      specification works in practice. The next phase is a Proposed
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      Recommendation, to finalize the review of W3C Members. If W3C member
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      review agrees that a specification should be a Standard, W3C publishes it
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      as a Recommendation.</p>
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    <p>Groups may also publish documents as W3C Notes. The two common purposes
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      for Notes are </p>
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    <ol>
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      <li>to document information that is not a formal technical specification,
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        such as use cases motivating a specification and best practices for its
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        use, and</li>
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      <li>to clarify the status of work that is abandoned, that there is no
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        longer interest in completing it so it should not be assumed that will
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        become a standard.</li>
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    <p>Some W3C Notes are developed through successive Working Drafts, with an
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      expectation that they will become Notes, while others are simply
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      W3C Note, and they have no standing as a recommendation of W3C but are
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      simply documents preserved for historical reference.</p>
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      processes for developing publications, so long as they do not conflict
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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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          Recommendation</a></li>
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        technical report</a> at any time.</p>
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">may</em> decline a request to advance
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      in maturity level, requiring a Working Group to conduct further work, and
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      <em class="rfc2119">may</em> require the specification to return to a
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      lower <a href="#maturity-level">maturity level</a>. The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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        Committee</a> and Working Group Chairs when a Working Group's request
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      specification is returned to a Working Group for further work.</p>
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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>gather <a href="#implementation-experience">implementation
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            recommend that the document be published as a W3C Recommendation,
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            returned to the Working Group for further work, or abandoned. </li>
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      <dd class="new"><strong>Note:</strong> Candidate Recommendation is the
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        state referred to in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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          Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
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        as "Last Call Working Draft"</dd>
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        accepted 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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        expectations comes at so late a stage.</dd>
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        W3C Director as of sufficient quality to become a W3C Recommendation.
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        This phase establishes a deadline for the Advisory Committee review
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        which begins with Candidate Recommendation. Substantive changes <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
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        not be made to a Proposed Recommendation except by publishing a new
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        requirements that, after extensive consensus-building, has received the
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        endorsement of W3C Members and the Director. W3C recommends the wide
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        deployment of its Recommendations as standards for the Web.</dd>
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      <dt id="WGNote">Working Group Note, Interest Group Note (NOTE) </dt>
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      <dd>A Working Group Note or Interest Group Note is published by a
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        chartered Working Group or Interest Group to provide a stable reference
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        for a useful document that is not intended to be a standard with
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        conformance requirements, or to document work that was abandoned without
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        producing a Recommendation.</dd>
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      <dt id="RescindedRec">Rescinded Recommendation</dt>
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      <dd>A Rescinded Recommendation is an entire Recommendation that W3C no
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        longer endorses. See also clause 10 of the licensing requirements for
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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="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</dd>
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    </dl>
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    <p>Working Groups and Interest Groups <em class="rfc2119">may</em> make
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      available "Editor's drafts". Editor's drafts have no official standing
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      whatsoever, and do not necessarily imply consensus of a Working Group or
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      Interest Group, nor are their contents endorsed in any way by W3C.</p>
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    <h3 id="requirements-and-definitions">7.2 General requirements and
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      definitions</h3>
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    <h4 id="general-requirements">7.2.1 General requirements for Technical
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      Reports</h4>
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    <p>Every document published as part of the technical report development
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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 strives to make archival documents
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      indefinitely available at their original address in their original form.</p>
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    <p>Every document published as part of the technical report development
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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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    <ul>
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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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        <em class="rfc2119"></em></li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> state who developed the specification, </li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> state how to send comments or file bugs,
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        and where these are recorded, </li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> include expectations about next steps,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> explain how the technology relates to
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        existing international standards and related work inside or outside W3C,
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        and</li>
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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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    </ul>
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    <p>Every Technical Report published as part of the Technical Report
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      development process is edited by one or more editors appointed by a Group
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      Chair. It is the responsibility of these editors to ensure that the
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      decisions of the Group are correctly reflected in subsequent drafts of the
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      technical report. An editor <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be a
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      participant, as a Member representative, Team representative, or Invited
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      Expert in the Group responsible for the document(s) they are editing. </p>
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    <p>The Team is <em class="rfc2119">not required</em> to publish a Technical
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      Report that does not conform to the Team's <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication
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        Rules</a> (e.g., for <a name="DocumentName" id="DocumentName">naming</a>,
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      status information, style, and <a name="document-copyright" id="document-copyright">copyright
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        requirements</a>). These rules are subject to change by the Team from
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      time to time. The Team <em class="rfc2119">must</em> inform group Chairs
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      and the Advisory Committee of any changes to these rules.</p>
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    <p>The primary language for W3C Technical Reports is English. W3C encourages
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      the translation of its Technical Reports. <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Translation/">Information
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        about translations of W3C technical reports</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-translations">PUB18</a>]
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      is available at the W3C Web site.</p>
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    <h4 id="transition-reqs">7.2.2 Advancement on the Recommendation Track</h4>
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    <p>For <em>all</em> requests to advance a specification to a new maturity
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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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          href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a> to the technical
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        report since the previous publication.</li>
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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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          Objections</a>.</li>
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        changes that are not substantive.</li>
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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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      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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    <p>Note that for a First Public Working Draft there is no "previous maturity
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      level".</p>
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    <h4 id="doc-reviews">7.2.3 Reviews and Review Responsibilities</h4>
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    <p>A document is available for review from the moment it is first published.
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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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      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. Working Groups <span class="rfc2119">should</span>
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      announce to other W3C Working Groups as well as the general public,
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      especially those affected by this specification, a proposal to enter
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      Candidate Recommendation in e.g. approximately four weeks. By contrast a
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      generic statement in a document requesting review at any time is likely
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      not to be considered as sufficient evidence that the group has solicited
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      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 of the current specification implemented, and how is
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        this demonstrated; (for example, is there a test suite)?</li>
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   494
      <li>are there independent interoperable implementations of the current
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        specification?</li>
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      <li>are there implementations created by people other than the authors of
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   497
        the specification?</li>
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      <li>are implementations publicly deployed?</li>
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      <li>is there implementation experience at all levels of the
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        specification's ecosystem (authoring, consuming, publishing…)?</li>
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    </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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   505
      implementations early in the development process; for example, they may
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      wish to develop tests in concert with implementation efforts.</p>
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    <h4 id="correction-classes">7.2.5 Classes of Changes</h4>
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   508
    <p>This document distinguishes the following 4 classes of changes to a
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   509
      specification. The first two classes of change are considered <dfn id="editorial-change">editorial
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        changes</dfn>, the latter two <dfn id="substantive-change">substantive
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   511
        changes</dfn>.</p>
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   512
    <dl>
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      <dt>1. No changes to text content</dt>
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      <dd>These changes include fixing broken links, style sheets or invalid
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   515
        markup.</dd>
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      <dt>2. Corrections that do not affect conformance</dt>
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   517
      <dd>Editorial changes or clarifications that do not change the technical
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   518
        content of the specification.</dd>
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      <dt>3. Corrections that do not add new features</dt>
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      <dd>These changes <span class="rfc2119">may</span> affect conformance to
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   521
        the specification. A change that affects conformance is one that:
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   522
        <ul>
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          <li>turns conforming data, processors, or other conforming agents into
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   524
            non-conforming agents, or</li>
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   525
          <li>turns non-conforming agents into conforming ones, or</li>
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          <li>clears up an ambiguity or under-specified part of the
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   527
            specification in such a way that an agent whose conformance was once
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   528
            unclear becomes clearly conforming or non-conforming.</li>
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   529
        </ul>
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   530
      </dd>
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   531
      <dt>4. New features</dt>
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   532
    </dl>
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    <h3 id="working-draft">7.3 Working Draft</h3>
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   534
    <p>A Public Working Draft is published on the W3C's Technical Reports page
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   535
      [TR] for review, and for simple historical reference. For all Public
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   536
      Working Drafts a Working Group</p>
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   537
    <ul>
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   538
      <li> <em class="rfc2119">should</em> document outstanding issues, and
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   539
        parts of the document on which the Working Group does not have
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   540
        consensus, and</li>
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   541
      <li> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request publication of a Working Draft
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   542
        even if its content is considered unstable and does not meet all Working
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   543
        Group requirements.</li>
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   544
    </ul>
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   545
    <h4 id="first-wd">7.3.1 First Public Working Draft</h4>
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   546
    <p>To publish the First Public Working Draft of a document, a Working Group
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   547
      must meet the <a href="#transition-reqs">general requirements for
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   548
        advancement</a>.</p>
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   549
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
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   550
      First Public Working Draft publication to other W3C groups and to the
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      public. </p>
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   552
    <p>Publishing the First Public Working Draft triggers a Call for Exclusions,
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   553
      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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   555
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</p>
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   556
    <h4 id="revised-wd">7.3.2 Revising Public Working Drafts</h4>
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   557
    <p>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish a Working Draft
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   558
      to the W3C Technical Reports page when there have been significant changes
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   559
      to the document that would benefit from review beyond the Working Group<em
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   560
        class="rfc2119"></em>. </p>
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   561
    <p>If 6 months elapse without significant changes to a specification a
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   562
      Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish a revised Working
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   563
      Draft, whose status section <em class="rfc2119">should</em> indicate
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   564
      reasons for the lack of change. </p>
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   565
    <p>To publish a revision of a Working draft, a Working Group </p>
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   566
    <ul>
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   567
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
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   568
        publication. Consensus is not required, as this is a procedural step,</li>
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   569
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> provide public documentation of <a href="#substantive-change">substantive
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   570
          changes</a> to the technical report since the previous Working Draft,</li>
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   571
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> provide public documentation of
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   572
        significant <a href="#editorial-change">editorial changes</a> to the
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   573
        technical report since the previous step,</li>
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   574
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report which, if any, of the Working
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   575
        Group's requirements for this document have changed since the previous
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        step,</li>
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   577
      <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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   587
    <p>Work on a technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> cease at any
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
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   588
      time. Work <em class="rfc2119 new">should</em> cease if W3C or a Working
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   589
      Group determines that it cannot productively carry the work any further.
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   590
      If the Director <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups.html#GeneralTermination">closes
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
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   591
        a Working Group</a> W3C <em class="rfc2119">must </em> publish any
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
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   592
      unfinished specifications on the Recommendation track as <a href="#Note">Working
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   593
        Group Notes</a>. If a Working group decides, or the Director requires,
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
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   594
      the Working Group to discontinue work on a technical report before
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
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   595
      completion, the Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish the
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
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parents: 63
diff changeset
   596
      document as a <a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a>. </p>
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diff changeset
   597
    <ul>
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    </ul>
55
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   599
    <h3 id="candidate-rec"><a name="last-call" id="last-call">7.4 Candidate
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   600
        Recommendation </a></h3>
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parents: 48
diff changeset
   601
    <p>To publish a Candidate recommendation, in addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
673eedc75a9a Changed "Last Call Candidate Recommendation" to "Candidate Recommendation". ISSUE-53
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   602
        requirements for advancement</a> a Working Group</p>
23
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   603
    <ul>
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   604
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has met all
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   605
        Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements have changed
47
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diff changeset
   606
        or been deferred,</li>
23
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diff changeset
   607
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document changes to dependencies during
47
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parents: 46
diff changeset
   608
        the development of the specification,</li>
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charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   609
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document how adequate <a href="#implementation-experience">
b29f6b51a034 Cleaning up markup, links… ISSUE-49 (Removed change markers - check changelog)
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   610
          implementation experience</a> will be demonstrated,</li>
23
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diff changeset
   611
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the deadline for comments, which
55
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diff changeset
   612
        <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be <strong>at least</strong> four weeks
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   613
        after publication, and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be longer for
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charles
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diff changeset
   614
        complex documents,</li>
47
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charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   615
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has received
b29f6b51a034 Cleaning up markup, links… ISSUE-49 (Removed change markers - check changelog)
charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   616
        <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and</li>
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   617
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> identify features in the document as "at
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
   618
        risk". These features <em class="rfc2119">may</em> be removed before
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
   619
        advancement to Proposed Recommendation without a requirement to publish
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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   620
        a new Candidate Recommendation.</li>
23
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   621
    </ul>
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   622
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
62
6ef53b5d1efb Clarify that AC review begins on CR publication, in section 7.4
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   623
      Candidate Recommendation to other W3C groups and to the public, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
81
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   624
      begin an Advisory Committee Review of the specification.</p>
49
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parents: 48
diff changeset
   625
    <p> A Candidate Recommendation corresponds to a "Last Call Working Draft" as
673eedc75a9a Changed "Last Call Candidate Recommendation" to "Candidate Recommendation". ISSUE-53
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diff changeset
   626
      used in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
23
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diff changeset
   627
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].
49
673eedc75a9a Changed "Last Call Candidate Recommendation" to "Candidate Recommendation". ISSUE-53
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parents: 48
diff changeset
   628
      Publishing a Candidate Recommendation triggers a Call for Exclusions, per
673eedc75a9a Changed "Last Call Candidate Recommendation" to "Candidate Recommendation". ISSUE-53
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parents: 48
diff changeset
   629
      <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
28
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   630
        4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
2f7d050e4d96 Resolving ISSUE-42 by clarifying references as noted in email http://w3.org/mid/op.w4due40qy3oazb@chaals.local
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diff changeset
   631
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</p>
23
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   632
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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   633
    <ul>
24
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   634
      <li>Return to <a href="#hb-wd">Working Draft</a></li>
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   635
      <li>Revised <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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   636
      <li><a href="#rec-pr">Proposed Recommendation status</a> (The expected
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   637
        next step)</li>
64
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   638
      <li><a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a></li>
23
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    </ul>
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    <p> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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   641
        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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   642
      the decision to advance the technical report.</p>
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diff changeset
   643
    <h4 id="revised-cr">7.4.1 Revising a Candidate Recommendation</h4>
76
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   644
    <p>If there are any <a href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a>
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diff changeset
   645
      made to a Candidate Recommendation other than to remove features
81
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   646
      explicitly identified as "at risk", the Working Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
83
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   647
      obtain the Director's approval to publish a revision of a Candidate
78
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   648
      Recommendation. This is because substantive changes will generally require
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
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diff changeset
   649
      a new Exclusion Opportunity per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
76
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diff changeset
   650
        4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   651
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
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   652
      Note that approval is <em>expected</em> to be fairly simple compared to
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diff changeset
   653
      getting approval for a transition to Candidate Recommendation.</p>
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   654
    <p>In addition the Working Group</p>
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
charles
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diff changeset
   655
    <ul>
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   656
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the revised specification
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   657
        meets all Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements
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charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   658
        have changed or been deferred,</li>
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   659
      <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
charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   660
        comments, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be <strong>at least</strong>
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
charles
parents: 75
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   661
        four weeks after publication, and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
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   662
        longer for complex documents,</li>
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   663
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document the changes since the previous
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charles
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diff changeset
   664
        Candidate Recommendation, </li>
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parents: 75
diff changeset
   665
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the proposed changes have
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
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   666
        received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and</li>
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   667
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> identify features in the document as "at
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
   668
        risk". These features <em class="rfc2119">may</em> be removed before
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
   669
        advancement to Proposed Recommendation without a requirement to publish
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charles
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diff changeset
   670
        a new Candidate Recommendation.</li>
76
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diff changeset
   671
    </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
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diff changeset
   672
    <h3 id="rec-pr">7.5 Proposed Recommendation</h3>
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   673
    <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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parents: 73
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   674
        requirements for advancement</a>,</p>
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
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   675
    <ul>
80
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parents: 79
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   676
      <li>The status information <span class="rfc2119">must</span> specify the
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
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parents: 79
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   677
        deadline for Advisory Committee review, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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charles
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diff changeset
   678
        be <strong>at least</strong> 28 days after the publication of the
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
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   679
        Proposed Recommendation and <span class="rfc2119">should</span> be at
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
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diff changeset
   680
        least 10 days after the end of the last Exclusion Opportunity per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
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diff changeset
   681
          4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   682
          Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</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
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   683
    </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
parents: 73
diff changeset
   684
    <p>a Working Group</p>
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
   685
    <ul>
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   686
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show adequate <a href="#implementation-experience">implementation
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   687
          experience</a> except where an exception is approved by the Director,</li>
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parents: 73
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   688
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has received <a
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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   689
          href="#wide-review">wide review,</a></li>
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charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   690
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that all issues raised during the
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   691
        Candidate Recommendation review period other than by Advisory Committee
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
   692
        representatives have been <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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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   693
          addressed</a>,</li>
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parents: 73
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   694
      <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
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parents: 73
diff changeset
   695
        since the close of the Candidate Recommendation review period by parties
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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   696
        other than Advisory Committee representatives,</li>
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charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   697
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> remove features identified in the
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parents: 73
diff changeset
   698
        Candidate Recommendation document as "at risk" without repeating the
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   699
        transition to Candidate Recommendation.</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
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   700
    </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
parents: 73
diff changeset
   701
    <p>The Director</p>
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
   702
    <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
parents: 73
diff changeset
   703
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the Request for publication of
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
   704
        a Proposed Recommendation to the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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
   705
          Committee</a>, and</li>
80
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charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   706
      <li><span><em class="rfc2119">may</em> approve a Proposed Recommendation
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charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   707
          with minimal implementation experience where there is a compelling
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   708
          reason to do so. In such a case, the Director <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
83
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charles
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diff changeset
   709
          explain the reasons for that decision.</span></li>
74
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parents: 73
diff changeset
   710
    </ul>
83
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charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   711
    <p>Since a W3C Recommendation <span class="rfc2119">must not</span> include
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
charles
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diff changeset
   712
      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
charles
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diff changeset
   713
      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
charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   714
      Group <span class="rfc2119">must</span> return the specification to
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charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   715
      Candidate Recommendation or Working Draft.</p>
80
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charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   716
    <ul>
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charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   717
    </ul>
78
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charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   718
    <p>Possible Next Steps</p>
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charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   719
    <ul>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   720
      <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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parents: 77
diff changeset
   721
      <li>Return to <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
83
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   722
      <li><a href="#rec-publication">Recommendation status</a> (The expected
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diff changeset
   723
        next step)</li>
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parents: 77
diff changeset
   724
      <li><a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a></li>
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parents: 77
diff changeset
   725
    </ul>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   726
    <ul>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   727
    </ul>
74
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charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   728
    <h3 id="rec-publication">7.6 W3C Recommendation</h3>
55
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   729
    <p>In addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
54
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charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   730
        requirements for advancement</a>,</p>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   731
    <ul>
78
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charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   732
      <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
parents: 77
diff changeset
   733
        are tracked, and</li>
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charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   734
      <li>A Recommendation <span class="rfc2119">must not</span> include any
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
   735
        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
parents: 82
diff changeset
   736
        based.</li>
54
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   737
      <li>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   738
          rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   739
        in Advisory Committee reviews, the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   740
        publish the substantive content of the dissent to W3C and the general
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   741
        public, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   742
          address</a> the comment at least 14 days before publication as a W3C
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   743
        Recommendation. In this case the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   744
          Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/acreview.html#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   745
        the decision,</li>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   746
      <li>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication
78
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charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   747
        of a W3C Recommendation to <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   748
          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
parents: 24
diff changeset
   749
    </ul>
23
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   750
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
68
fbff0fa7f073 More editorial cleanup. Ready to push draft today.
charles
parents: 67
diff changeset
   751
    <p>A W3C Recommendation normally retains its status indefinitely. However it</p>
23
391157a54386 Fixing line endings. :S Now diffs should actually be useful…
charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   752
    <ul>
83
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charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   753
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be republished as an <a href="#rec-modify">Edited
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   754
          Recommendation</a>, or</li>
23
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   755
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be <a href="#rec-rescind">rescinded</a>.</li>
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   756
    </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
   757
    <h3 id="rec-modify">7.7 Modifying a W3C Recommendation</h3>
53
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charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   758
    <p>The following sections discuss the management of errors and the process
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   759
      for making changes to a Recommendation.</p>
74
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charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   760
    <h4 id="errata">7.7.1 Errata Management</h4>
53
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charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   761
    <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
   762
      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
   763
      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
   764
      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
   765
      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
   766
      the conformance with the Recommendation by software or content (e.g.,
78
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charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   767
      content validity).</p>
53
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charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   768
    <p>Working Groups <span class="rfc2119">must</span> track errata on an
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   769
      "errata page." An errata page is a list of enumerated errors, possibly
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   770
      accompanied by corrections. Each Recommendation links to an errata page;
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   771
      see the Team's <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   772
        Rules</a>.</p>
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   773
    <p>A correction is first "proposed" by the Working Group. A correction
78
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charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   774
      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
   775
      Recommendation described in the next section.</p>
53
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charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   776
    <p>A Working Group <span class="rfc2119">should</span> keep their errata
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   777
      pages up-to-date, as errors are reported by readers and implementers. A
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   778
      Working Group <span class="rfc2119">must</span> report errata page
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   779
      changes to interested parties, notably when corrections are proposed or
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   780
      incorporated into an Edited Recommendation, according to the Team's
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   781
      requirements.</p>
74
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parents: 73
diff changeset
   782
    <h4 id="revised-rec">7.7.2 Revising a Recommendation</h4>
63
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charles
parents: 62
diff changeset
   783
    <p>Editorial changes to a Recommendation require no technical review of the
53
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charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   784
      proposed changes. A Working Group <span class="rfc2119">may</span>
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   785
      request republication of a Recommendation for these classes of change, or
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   786
      W3C <span class="rfc2119">may</span> republish a Recommendation with this
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   787
      class of change. The modified Recommendation is published according to the
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   788
      Team's requirements, including <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication
54
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charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   789
        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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charles
parents: 52
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   790
        for modification of W3C Technical Reports</a> [PUB@@].</p>
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    <p>For substantive changes that do not add new features, a Working Group <span
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        class="rfc2119">must</span> request publication of an <a href="#rec-edited">Edited
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        Recommendation</a>.</p>
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   794
    <p>To publish an Edited Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation, in addition
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   795
      to meeting the <a href="#rec-requirements">requirements for all W3C
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   796
        Recommendations</a>, a Working Group</p>
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   797
    <ul>
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   798
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> republish the document, identifying it
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   799
        as the basis of a Request for Recommendation,</li>
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parents: 53
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   800
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has received <a
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   801
          href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and </li>
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   802
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> address all errata.</li>
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    </ul>
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   804
    <p>For changes which introduces a new feature or features, W3C <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
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   805
      follow the full process of <a href="#rec-advance">advancing a technical
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   806
        report to Recommendation</a>.</p>
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parents: 73
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   807
    <h3 id="Note">7.8 Publishing a Working Group or Interest Group Note</h3>
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parents: 46
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   808
    <p>Working Groups and Interest Groups publish material that is not a formal
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charles
parents: 80
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   809
      specification as Notes. This includes supporting documentation for a
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   810
      specification such as explanations of design principles or use cases and
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   811
      requirements, non-normative guides to good practices, as well as
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   812
      specifications where work has been stopped and there is no longer interest
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   813
      in making them a new standard.</p>
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   814
    <p>In order to publish a Note a Working Group or Interest Group: </p>
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    <ul>
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   816
      <li> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> publish a Note with or without its
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   817
        prior publication as a Working Draft.</li>
23
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   818
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
55
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   819
        publication as a Note, and</li>
64
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parents: 63
diff changeset
   820
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish documentation of significant
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
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parents: 63
diff changeset
   821
        changes to the technical report since any previous publication.</li>
23
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   822
    </ul>
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   823
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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   824
    <ul>
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   825
      <li>End state: A technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> remain a
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   826
        Working Group Note indefinitely</li>
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parents: 80
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   827
      <li>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> resume work on technical
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charles
parents: 80
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   828
        report within the scope of its charter at any time, at the maturity
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charles
parents: 80
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   829
        level the specification had before publication as a Note</li>
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diff changeset
   830
    </ul>
55
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   831
    <p>The <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C Patent
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   832
        Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
charles
parents: 54
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   833
      does not specify any licensing requirements or commitments for Working
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   834
      Group Notes, only for W3C Recommendations.</p>
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parents: 73
diff changeset
   835
    <h3 id="rec-rescind">7.9 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</h3>
23
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   836
    <p>W3C <em class="rfc2119">may</em> rescind a Recommendation, for example
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   837
      if the Recommendation contains many errors that conflict with a later
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   838
      version or if W3C discovers burdensome patent claims that affect
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   839
      implementers and cannot be resolved; see the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   840
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
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   841
      and in particular <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Requirements">section
0
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charles
parents:
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        5</a> (bullet 10) and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-PAG-conclude">section
47
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   843
        7.5</a>. A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request the
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   844
      Director to rescind a Recommendation which was a deliverable, or the
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   845
      Director <em class="rfc2119">may</em> directly propose to rescind a
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   846
      Recommendation. </p>
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   847
    <p>W3C only rescinds entire specifications. To rescind some <em>part</em>
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
charles
parents: 54
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   848
      of a Recommendation, W3C follows the process for <a href="#rec-modify">modifying
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
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   849
        a Recommendation</a>.</p>
23
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   850
    <p>Once W3C has published a Rescinded Recommendation, future W3C technical
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   851
      reports <em class="rfc2119">must not</em> include normative references to
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   852
      that technical report.</p>
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   853
    <p>To propose rescinding a W3C Recommendation, a Working Group or the
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   854
      Director</p>
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   855
    <ul>
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parents: 46
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   856
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish rationale for rescinding the
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parents: 46
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   857
        Recommendation.</li>
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   858
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known implementation.</li>
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   859
    </ul>
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   860
    <p>In addition a Working Group requesting to rescind</p>
47
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   861
    <ul>
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   862
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind has
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   863
        received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a></li>
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   864
    </ul>
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   865
    <p>In addition the Director, if proposing to rescind</p>
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parents: 22
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   866
    <ul>
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   867
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind is
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   868
        based on public comment</li>
23
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   869
    </ul>
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   870
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the proposal to
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   871
      rescind a W3C Recommendation to other W3C groups, the public, and the <a
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   872
        href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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   873
        Committee</a>. The announcement <em class="rfc2119">must</em>:</p>
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   874
    <ul>
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      <li>indicate that this is a Proposal to Rescind a Recommendation</li>
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   876
      <li>specify the deadline for review comments, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
55
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   877
        be at least <span class="time-interval">four weeks after announcing</span>
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charles
parents: 54
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   878
        the proposal to rescind.</li>
23
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   879
      <li>identify known dependencies and solicit review from all dependent
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   880
        Working Groups;</li>
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   881
      <li>solicit public review.</li>
38
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   882
    </ul>
23
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   883
    <p>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
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   884
        rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
47
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   885
      in Advisory Committee reviews, the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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   886
      publish the substantive content of the dissent to W3C <strong>and the
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parents: 46
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   887
        public</strong>, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
54
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   888
        address</a> the comment at least 14 days before publication as a
47
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   889
      Rescinded Recommendation. In this case the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
23
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   890
        Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
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   891
      the decision.</p>
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   892
    <h3 id="good-practice">Further reading</h3>
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   893
    <p>Refer to <a href="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/Transitions">"How to
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   894
        Organize a Recommendation Track Transition"</a> in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/">Member
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   895
        guide</a> for practical information about preparing for the reviews and
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   896
      announcements of the various steps, and <a href="http://www.w3.org/2002/05/rec-tips">tips
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   897
        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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   898
    <div class="noprint">
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   899
      <div class="navbar"> <map name="navbar-bottom" title="Navigation Bar" id="navbar-bottom">
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   900
          <p>[<a accesskey="c" rel="Contents" href="#toc">contents</a>] </p>
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   901
        </map>
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   903
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391157a54386 Fixing line endings. :S Now diffs should actually be useful…
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   904
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   905
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