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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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</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 9 March 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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        © 2013-2014 <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 follows the <a href="https://www.w3.org/wiki/AB/2014-03-SF">4-5
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            March meeting of the W3C Advisory Board</a> and incorporates all
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          known outstanding review comments. It is proposed to the Advisory
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          Board for final review. If there is no disagreement, the Advisory
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          Board expects to request that the Advisory Committee review a version
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          of the Process Document with chapter 7 replaced by this chapter,
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          followed by a formal survey on accepting the new version as the
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          operative process document.</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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            Working Groups must demonstrate "<a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>"
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            to publish a spec as Candidate Recommendation, while leaving them to
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            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 no less than 4 weeks after publication as a
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            Proposed 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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    <p>See also the licensing goals for W3C Recommendations in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Licensing">section
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        2</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].
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    <h3>Table of Contents</h3>
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    <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><a href="#requirements-and-definitions">7.2 General requirements and
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          definitions</a>
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          <li><a href="#general-requirements">7.2.1 General requirements for
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              Technical Reports</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#transition-reqs">7.2.2 Advancement on the Recommendation
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              Track</a>
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              <li><a href="#substantive-change">7.2.2.1 Substantive Change</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#doc-reviews">7.2.3 Reviews and Review Responsibilities</a>
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              <li><a href="#wide-review">7.2.3.1 Wide Review</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#implementation-experience">7.2.4 Implementation
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              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-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="#good-practice">7.9 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</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 the Director
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      determines that W3C member review supports a specification becoming a
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      Standard, W3C publishes it as a Recommendation.</p>
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    <p>Groups may also publish documents as W3C Notes, typically either to
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      document information other than technical specifications, such as use
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      cases motivating a specification and best practices for its use, or to
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      W3C Note, and they have no standing as a recommendation of W3C but are
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      <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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        technical report</a> at any time.</p>
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      in maturity level, requiring a Working Group to conduct further work, and
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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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            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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        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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      <dd><strong>Note:</strong> Candidate Recommendations are expected to be
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        acceptable as Recommendations. Announcement of a different next step <em
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          class="rfc2119">should</em> include the reasons why the change in
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        expectations comes at so late a stage.</dd>
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      <dd>A Proposed Recommendation is a document that has been accepted by the
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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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        Working Draft or Candidate Recommendation.</dd>
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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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      <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 formal standard, or
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        to document work that was abandoned without producing a Recommendation.</dd>
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      <dt id="RescindedRec">Rescinded Recommendation</dt>
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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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    <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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        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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        with other groups.</li>
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    <p>For a First Public Working Draft there is no "previous maturity level",
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      so many requirements do not apply and approval is normally fairly
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      automatic.. For later stages, especially transition to Candidate or
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      Proposed Recommendation, there is generally a formal review meeting to
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      ensure the requirements have been met before Director's approval is given.</p>
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    <h4 id="doc-reviews">7.2.3 Reviews and Review Responsibilities</h4>
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    <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 W3C 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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      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 (for example in approximately four weeks). By
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      contrast a generic statement in a document requesting review at any time
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      is likely not to be considered as sufficient evidence that the group has
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      solicited wide review. </p>
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    <p>A Working Group could present evidence that wide review has been
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      received, irrespective of solicitation. But it is important to note that
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      receiving many detailed reviews is not necessarily the same as wide
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      review, since they may only represent comment from a small segment of the
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      relevant stakeholder community.</p>
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    <h4 id="implementation-experience">7.2.4 Implementation Experience</h4>
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    <p>Implementation experience is required to show that a specification is
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      sufficiently clear, complete, and relevant to market needs, to ensure that
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      independent interoperable implementations of each feature of the
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      specification will be realized. While no exhaustive list of requirements
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      is provided here, when assessing that there is <dfn>adequate
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        implementation experience</dfn> the Director will consider (though not
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      be limited to):</p>
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    <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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      <li>are there independent interoperable implementations of the current
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        specification?</li>
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      <li>are there implementations created by people other than the authors of
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        the specification?</li>
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      <li>are implementations publicly deployed?</li>
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      <li>is there implementation experience at all levels of the
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        specification's ecosystem (authoring, consuming, publishing…)?</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Planning and accomplishing a demonstration of (interoperable)
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      implementations can be very time consuming. Groups are often able to work
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      more effectively if they plan how they will demonstrate interoperable
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      implementations early in the development process; for example, they may
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      wish to develop tests in concert with implementation efforts.</p>
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    <h4 id="correction-classes">7.2.5 Classes of Changes</h4>
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    <p>This document distinguishes the following 4 classes of changes to a
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      specification. The first two classes of change are considered <dfn id="editorial-change">editorial
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        changes</dfn>, the latter two <dfn id="substantive-change">substantive
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   508
        changes</dfn>.</p>
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   509
    <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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   512
        markup.</dd>
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      <dt>2. Corrections that do not affect conformance</dt>
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      <dd>Editorial changes or clarifications that do not change the technical
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        content of the specification.</dd>
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      <dt>3. Corrections that do not add new features</dt>
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      <dd>These changes <span class="rfc2119">may</span> affect conformance to
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        the specification. A change that affects conformance is one that:
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        <ul>
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          <li>turns conforming data, processors, or other conforming agents into
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            non-conforming agents, or</li>
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          <li>turns non-conforming agents into conforming ones, or</li>
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          <li>clears up an ambiguity or under-specified part of the
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            specification in such a way that an agent whose conformance was once
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            unclear becomes clearly conforming or non-conforming.</li>
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        </ul>
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      </dd>
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      <dt>4. New features</dt>
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   529
    </dl>
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    <h3 id="working-draft">7.3 Working Draft</h3>
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   531
    <p>A Public Working Draft is published on the <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR">W3C's
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        Technical Reports page</a> [TR] for review, and for simple historical
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      reference. For all Public Working Drafts a Working Group</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li> <em class="rfc2119">should</em> document outstanding issues, and
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        parts of the document on which the Working Group does not have
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        consensus, and</li>
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      <li> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request publication of a Working Draft
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        even if its content is considered unstable and does not meet all Working
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        Group requirements.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <h4 id="first-wd">7.3.1 First Public Working Draft</h4>
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   543
    <p>To publish the First Public Working Draft of a document, a Working Group
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      must meet the <a href="#transition-reqs">general requirements for
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   545
        advancement</a>.</p>
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
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      First Public Working Draft publication to other W3C groups and to the
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      public. </p>
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   549
    <p>Publishing the First Public Working Draft triggers a Call for Exclusions,
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      per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
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        4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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   552
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</p>
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    <h4 id="revised-wd">7.3.2 Revising Public Working Drafts</h4>
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   554
    <p>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish a Working Draft
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      to the W3C Technical Reports page when there have been significant changes
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   556
      to the document that would benefit from review beyond the Working Group<em
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   557
        class="rfc2119"></em>. </p>
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   558
    <p>If 6 months elapse without significant changes to a specification a
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   559
      Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish a revised Working
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   560
      Draft, whose status section <em class="rfc2119">should</em> indicate
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      reasons for the lack of change. </p>
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   562
    <p>To publish a revision of a Working draft, a Working Group </p>
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    <ul>
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   564
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
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   565
        publication. Consensus is not required, as this is a procedural step,</li>
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   566
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> provide public documentation of <a href="#substantive-change">substantive
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   567
          changes</a> to the technical report since the previous Working Draft,</li>
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   568
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> provide public documentation of
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   569
        significant <a href="#editorial-change">editorial changes</a> to the
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   570
        technical report since the previous step,</li>
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   571
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report which, if any, of the Working
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   572
        Group's requirements for this document have changed since the previous
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   573
        step,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report any changes in dependencies
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   575
        with other groups,</li>
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    </ul>
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   577
    <p>Possible next steps for any Working Draft:</p>
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    <ul>
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   579
      <li>Revised <a href="#hb-wd">Public Working Draft</a></li>
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   580
      <li><a href="#last-call">Candidate recommendation</a>.</li>
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   581
      <li><a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a></li>
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   582
    </ul>
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   583
    <h4 id="tr-end">7.3.3 Stopping Work on a specification</h4>
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   584
    <p>Work on a technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> cease at any
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   585
      time. Work <em class="rfc2119 new">should</em> cease if W3C or a Working
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   586
      Group determines that it cannot productively carry the work any further.
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   587
      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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parents: 63
diff changeset
   588
        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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parents: 63
diff changeset
   589
      unfinished specifications on the Recommendation track as <a href="#Note">Working
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
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parents: 63
diff changeset
   590
        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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parents: 63
diff changeset
   591
      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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parents: 63
diff changeset
   592
      completion, the Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish the
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
charles
parents: 63
diff changeset
   593
      document as a <a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a>. </p>
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parents: 63
diff changeset
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    <ul>
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   595
    </ul>
55
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   596
    <h3 id="candidate-rec"><a name="last-call" id="last-call">7.4 Candidate
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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   597
        Recommendation </a></h3>
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parents: 48
diff changeset
   598
    <p>To publish a Candidate recommendation, in addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
87
590849503bec Changes proposed by Ann Bassetti (on a piece of paper).
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   599
        requirements for advancement</a> a Working Group:</p>
23
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   600
    <ul>
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parents: 22
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   601
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has met all
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parents: 22
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   602
        Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements have changed
47
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parents: 46
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   603
        or been deferred,</li>
23
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   604
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document changes to dependencies during
47
b29f6b51a034 Cleaning up markup, links… ISSUE-49 (Removed change markers - check changelog)
charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   605
        the development of the specification,</li>
b29f6b51a034 Cleaning up markup, links… ISSUE-49 (Removed change markers - check changelog)
charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   606
      <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)
charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   607
          implementation experience</a> will be demonstrated,</li>
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   608
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the deadline for comments, which
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
   609
        <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be <strong>at least</strong> four weeks
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
   610
        after publication, and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be longer for
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
   611
        complex documents,</li>
47
b29f6b51a034 Cleaning up markup, links… ISSUE-49 (Removed change markers - check changelog)
charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   612
      <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
   613
        <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and</li>
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charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   614
      <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
   615
        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
   616
        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
charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   617
        a new Candidate Recommendation.</li>
23
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   618
    </ul>
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   619
    <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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parents: 61
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   620
      Candidate Recommendation to other W3C groups and to the public, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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diff changeset
   621
      begin an Advisory Committee Review of the specification.</p>
49
673eedc75a9a Changed "Last Call Candidate Recommendation" to "Candidate Recommendation". ISSUE-53
charles
parents: 48
diff changeset
   622
    <p> A Candidate Recommendation corresponds to a "Last Call Working Draft" as
673eedc75a9a Changed "Last Call Candidate Recommendation" to "Candidate Recommendation". ISSUE-53
charles
parents: 48
diff changeset
   623
      used in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
23
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   624
        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
charles
parents: 48
diff changeset
   625
      Publishing a Candidate Recommendation triggers a Call for Exclusions, per
673eedc75a9a Changed "Last Call Candidate Recommendation" to "Candidate Recommendation". ISSUE-53
charles
parents: 48
diff changeset
   626
      <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
28
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charles
parents: 27
diff changeset
   627
        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
charles
parents: 27
diff changeset
   628
        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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parents: 22
diff changeset
   629
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   630
    <ul>
24
fcc8905e7d12 Continue cleaning out "HeartBeat" terminology, make sure First Public Working Draft is still identifiable for Patent Policy.
charles
parents: 23
diff changeset
   631
      <li>Return to <a href="#hb-wd">Working Draft</a></li>
87
590849503bec Changes proposed by Ann Bassetti (on a piece of paper).
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diff changeset
   632
      <li>A revised <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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   633
      <li><a href="#rec-pr">Proposed Recommendation status</a> (The expected
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
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diff changeset
   634
        next step)</li>
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parents: 63
diff changeset
   635
      <li><a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a></li>
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   636
    </ul>
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parents: 88
diff changeset
   637
    <p>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
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parents: 88
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   638
        rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>&nbsp;to
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parents: 88
diff changeset
   639
      the Working Group decision to request advancement <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
23
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   640
        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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parents: 22
diff changeset
   641
      the decision to advance the technical report.</p>
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parents: 82
diff changeset
   642
    <h4 id="revised-cr">7.4.1 Revising a Candidate Recommendation</h4>
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diff changeset
   643
    <p>If there are any <a href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a>
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   644
      made to a Candidate Recommendation other than to remove features
81
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parents: 80
diff changeset
   645
      explicitly identified as "at risk", the Working Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
83
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   646
      obtain the Director's approval to publish a revision of a Candidate
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   647
      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
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   648
      a new Exclusion Opportunity per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
76
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charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   649
        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
   650
        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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parents: 75
diff changeset
   651
      Note that approval is <em>expected</em> to be fairly simple compared to
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parents: 75
diff changeset
   652
      getting approval for a transition to Candidate Recommendation.</p>
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parents: 86
diff changeset
   653
    <p>In addition the Working Group:</p>
76
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parents: 75
diff changeset
   654
    <ul>
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parents: 75
diff changeset
   655
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the revised specification
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
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parents: 75
diff changeset
   656
        meets all Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   657
        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
   658
      <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
   659
        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
diff changeset
   660
        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
charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   661
        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
   662
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document the changes since the previous
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   663
        Candidate Recommendation, </li>
20fb4f012006 Explained requirements for publishing a revised Candidate Rec. ISSUE-76 and the rest of ISSUE-77
charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   664
      <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
charles
parents: 75
diff changeset
   665
        received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and</li>
83
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charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   666
      <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
   667
        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
   668
        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
charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   669
        a new Candidate Recommendation.</li>
76
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parents: 75
diff changeset
   670
    </ul>
86
7b98193bc9d9 Added explicit requirement to announce revised CR publications - ACTION-30.
charles
parents: 85
diff changeset
   671
    <p>The Director <span class="rfc2119">must</span> announce the publication
7b98193bc9d9 Added explicit requirement to announce revised CR publications - ACTION-30.
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parents: 85
diff changeset
   672
      of a revised Candidate Recommendation to other W3C groups and the Public.</p>
7b98193bc9d9 Added explicit requirement to announce revised CR publications - ACTION-30.
charles
parents: 85
diff changeset
   673
    <ul>
7b98193bc9d9 Added explicit requirement to announce revised CR publications - ACTION-30.
charles
parents: 85
diff changeset
   674
    </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
   675
    <h3 id="rec-pr">7.5 Proposed Recommendation</h3>
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
   676
    <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
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   677
        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
diff changeset
   678
    <ul>
91
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   679
      <li>The status information <em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the
80
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   680
        deadline for Advisory Committee review, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   681
        be <strong>at least</strong> 28 days after the publication of the
91
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   682
        Proposed Recommendation and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be at least
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   683
        10 days after the end of the last Exclusion Opportunity per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
80
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   684
          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
   685
          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
   686
    </ul>
87
590849503bec Changes proposed by Ann Bassetti (on a piece of paper).
charles
parents: 86
diff changeset
   687
    <p>A Working Group:</p>
74
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   688
    <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
   689
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show adequate <a href="#implementation-experience">implementation
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   690
          experience</a> except where an exception is approved by the Director,</li>
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   691
      <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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   692
          href="#wide-review">wide review,</a></li>
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   693
      <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
   694
        Candidate Recommendation review period other than by Advisory Committee
89
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
parents: 88
diff changeset
   695
        representatives acting in their formal AC representative role have been
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
parents: 88
diff changeset
   696
        <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
74
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charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   697
          addressed</a>,</li>
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   698
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must </em>identify any substantive issues raised
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   699
        since the close of the Candidate Recommendation review period by parties
89
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
parents: 88
diff changeset
   700
        other than Advisory Committee representatives acting in their formal AC
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
parents: 88
diff changeset
   701
        representative role,</li>
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
parents: 88
diff changeset
   702
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> have removed features identified in the
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
parents: 88
diff changeset
   703
        Candidate Recommendation document as "at risk" without republishing the
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
parents: 88
diff changeset
   704
        specification as a Candidate Recommendation.</li>
74
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charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   705
    </ul>
87
590849503bec Changes proposed by Ann Bassetti (on a piece of paper).
charles
parents: 86
diff changeset
   706
    <p>The Director:</p>
74
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   707
    <ul>
89
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
parents: 88
diff changeset
   708
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a Proposed
7b7b4c9d13fd Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xchbczeiy3oazb@chaals.local (review by Steve Zilles)
charles
parents: 88
diff changeset
   709
        Recommendation to the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
74
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charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   710
          Committee</a>, and</li>
80
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   711
      <li><span><em class="rfc2119">may</em> approve a Proposed Recommendation
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   712
          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
   713
          reason to do so. In such a case, the Director <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
83
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   714
          explain the reasons for that decision.</span></li>
74
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charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   715
    </ul>
83
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   716
    <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
parents: 82
diff changeset
   717
      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
parents: 82
diff changeset
   718
      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
   719
      Group <span class="rfc2119">must</span> return the specification to
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   720
      Candidate Recommendation or Working Draft.</p>
80
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   721
    <ul>
be50d35fb50f Cleaning the Proposed Recommendation phase, review timing, etc, as per ISSUE-86
charles
parents: 79
diff changeset
   722
    </ul>
87
590849503bec Changes proposed by Ann Bassetti (on a piece of paper).
charles
parents: 86
diff changeset
   723
    <p>Possible Next Steps:</p>
78
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charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   724
    <ul>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   725
      <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
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   726
      <li>Return to <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
83
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charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   727
      <li><a href="#rec-publication">Recommendation status</a> (The expected
78
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   728
        next step)</li>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   729
      <li><a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a></li>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   730
    </ul>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   731
    <ul>
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   732
    </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
   733
    <h3 id="rec-publication">7.6 W3C Recommendation</h3>
88
7888c7740cae Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xb5q9sd8y3oazb@chaals.local (review from Ralph Swick)
charles
parents: 87
diff changeset
   734
    <p>The decision to advance a document to Recommendation is a <a href="acreview.html#def-w3c-decision">W3C
7888c7740cae Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xb5q9sd8y3oazb@chaals.local (review from Ralph Swick)
charles
parents: 87
diff changeset
   735
        Decision</a>.</p>
55
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   736
    <p>In addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
54
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   737
        requirements for advancement</a>,</p>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   738
    <ul>
78
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   739
      <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
   740
        are tracked, and</li>
91
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charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   741
      <li>A Recommendation <em class="rfc2119">must not</em> include any
83
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   742
        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
   743
        based.</li>
54
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   744
      <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
   745
          rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   746
        in Advisory Committee reviews, the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   747
        publish the substantive content of the dissent to W3C and the general
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   748
        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
   749
          address</a> the comment at least 14 days before publication as a W3C
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   750
        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
   751
          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
   752
        the decision,</li>
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   753
      <li>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication
78
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   754
        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
   755
          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
   756
    </ul>
23
391157a54386 Fixing line endings. :S Now diffs should actually be useful…
charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   757
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
68
fbff0fa7f073 More editorial cleanup. Ready to push draft today.
charles
parents: 67
diff changeset
   758
    <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
   759
    <ul>
83
8cf3a8fdc3cf Made explicit requirements that there are no substantive changes allowed between PR and REC, editorial tweaks to make links more clearly about Maturity Levels. Email thread from http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2014Feb/0008.html
charles
parents: 82
diff changeset
   760
      <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
   761
          Recommendation</a>, or</li>
23
391157a54386 Fixing line endings. :S Now diffs should actually be useful…
charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   762
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be <a href="#rec-rescind">rescinded</a>.</li>
391157a54386 Fixing line endings. :S Now diffs should actually be useful…
charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   763
    </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
   764
    <h3 id="rec-modify">7.7 Modifying a W3C Recommendation</h3>
53
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   765
    <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
   766
      for making changes to a Recommendation.</p>
74
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   767
    <h4 id="errata">7.7.1 Errata Management</h4>
53
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   768
    <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
   769
      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
   770
      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
   771
      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
   772
      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
   773
      the conformance with the Recommendation by software or content (e.g.,
78
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   774
      content validity).</p>
91
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   775
    <p>Working Groups <em class="rfc2119">must</em> track errata on an "errata
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   776
      page." An errata page is a list of enumerated errors, possibly accompanied
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   777
      by corrections. Each Recommendation links to an errata page; see the
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   778
      Team's <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication Rules</a>.</p>
53
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
diff changeset
   779
    <p>A correction is first "proposed" by the Working Group. A correction
78
823e91257c06 Various editorial changes as outlined in http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xbahyqmby3oazb@chaals.local
charles
parents: 77
diff changeset
   780
      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
   781
      Recommendation described in the next section.</p>
91
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   782
    <p>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> keep their errata pages
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   783
      up-to-date, as errors are reported by readers and implementers. A Working
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   784
      Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em> report errata page changes to
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   785
      interested parties, notably when corrections are proposed or incorporated
7e3c49854fba Clarified that Rescinded Recommendations have to be published per Ralph Swick comment / AB meeting - http://www.w3.org/2014/03/04-w3process-minutes.html
charles
parents: 90
diff changeset
   786
      into an Edited Recommendation, according to the Team's requirements.</p>
74
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   787
    <h4 id="revised-rec">7.7.2 Revising a Recommendation</h4>
92
a5988ded2629 Minor Editorial improvements as proposed by Wayne Carr (including modification from Ralph Swick) - thread from http://www.w3.org/mid/53278843.9060203@linux.intel.com
charles
parents: 91
diff changeset
   788
    <p><a href="#editorial-change">Editorial changes</a> to a Recommendation
a5988ded2629 Minor Editorial improvements as proposed by Wayne Carr (including modification from Ralph Swick) - thread from http://www.w3.org/mid/53278843.9060203@linux.intel.com
charles
parents: 91
diff changeset
   789
      require no technical review of the proposed changes. A Working Group <span
a5988ded2629 Minor Editorial improvements as proposed by Wayne Carr (including modification from Ralph Swick) - thread from http://www.w3.org/mid/53278843.9060203@linux.intel.com
charles
parents: 91
diff changeset
   790
        class="rfc2119">may</span> request republication of a Recommendation for
a5988ded2629 Minor Editorial improvements as proposed by Wayne Carr (including modification from Ralph Swick) - thread from http://www.w3.org/mid/53278843.9060203@linux.intel.com
charles
parents: 91
diff changeset
   791
      these classes of change, or W3C <span class="rfc2119">may</span>
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      republish a Recommendation with this class of change. The modified
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   793
      Recommendation is published according to the Team's requirements,
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parents: 91
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   794
      including <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication Rules</a>
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parents: 91
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   795
      [<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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parents: 52
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   796
        for modification of W3C Technical Reports</a> [PUB@@].</p>
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parents: 91
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   797
    <p>For <a href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a> that do not
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parents: 91
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   798
      add new features, a Working Group <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
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parents: 91
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   799
      request publication of an <a href="#rec-edited">Edited Recommendation</a>.</p>
54
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parents: 53
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   800
    <p>To publish an Edited Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation, in addition
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
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parents: 53
diff changeset
   801
      to meeting the <a href="#rec-requirements">requirements for all W3C
840ff6a43e74 Restructured Headings for ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   802
        Recommendations</a>, a Working Group</p>
53
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parents: 52
diff changeset
   803
    <ul>
54
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parents: 53
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   804
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> republish the document, identifying it
89
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parents: 88
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   805
        as a Proposed (edited) Recommendation,</li>
54
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parents: 53
diff changeset
   806
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has received <a
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parents: 53
diff changeset
   807
          href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and </li>
89
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parents: 88
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   808
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> address all recorded errata.</li>
53
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parents: 52
diff changeset
   809
    </ul>
63
b5421dbf5a2b Merge the definitions of types of changes (but temporarily lost the "invalidate a review" wording, that should be reinstated IMHO) - ISSUE-72
charles
parents: 62
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   810
    <p>For changes which introduces a new feature or features, W3C <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
b5421dbf5a2b Merge the definitions of types of changes (but temporarily lost the "invalidate a review" wording, that should be reinstated IMHO) - ISSUE-72
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parents: 62
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   811
      follow the full process of <a href="#rec-advance">advancing a technical
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parents: 62
diff changeset
   812
        report to Recommendation</a>.</p>
74
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   813
    <h3 id="Note">7.8 Publishing a Working Group or Interest Group Note</h3>
47
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parents: 46
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   814
    <p>Working Groups and Interest Groups publish material that is not a formal
81
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charles
parents: 80
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   815
      specification as Notes. This includes supporting documentation for a
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   816
      specification such as explanations of design principles or use cases and
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   817
      requirements, non-normative guides to good practices, as well as
92
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charles
parents: 91
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   818
      specifications where work has been stopped and there is no longer
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parents: 91
diff changeset
   819
      consensus for making them a new standard.</p>
89
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charles
parents: 88
diff changeset
   820
    <p>In order to publish a Note, a Working Group or Interest Group: </p>
23
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diff changeset
   821
    <ul>
81
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   822
      <li> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> publish a Note with or without its
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parents: 80
diff changeset
   823
        prior publication as a Working Draft.</li>
23
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   824
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
55
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   825
        publication as a Note, and</li>
64
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charles
parents: 63
diff changeset
   826
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish documentation of significant
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
charles
parents: 63
diff changeset
   827
        changes to the technical report since any previous publication.</li>
23
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   828
    </ul>
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   829
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   830
    <ul>
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   831
      <li>End state: A technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> remain a
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diff changeset
   832
        Working Group Note indefinitely</li>
81
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parents: 80
diff changeset
   833
      <li>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> resume work on technical
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   834
        report within the scope of its charter at any time, at the maturity
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charles
parents: 80
diff changeset
   835
        level the specification had before publication as a Note</li>
23
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   836
    </ul>
55
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   837
    <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
   838
        Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   839
      does not specify any licensing requirements or commitments for Working
88
7888c7740cae Editorial changes as per http://www.w3.org/mid/op.xb5q9sd8y3oazb@chaals.local (review from Ralph Swick)
charles
parents: 87
diff changeset
   840
      Group Notes.</p>
74
ca9d3f3cd36f Reinstate PR, first cut. Changes to the flow diagram, added maturity level and transition which takes some requirements from previous Rec transition. ISSUE-84, ISUE-77
charles
parents: 73
diff changeset
   841
    <h3 id="rec-rescind">7.9 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</h3>
23
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   842
    <p>W3C <em class="rfc2119">may</em> rescind a Recommendation, for example
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   843
      if the Recommendation contains many errors that conflict with a later
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   844
      version or if W3C discovers burdensome patent claims that affect
391157a54386 Fixing line endings. :S Now diffs should actually be useful…
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   845
      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
   846
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
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diff changeset
   847
      and in particular <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Requirements">section
0
6de79c886018 Added an editor's draft, to be public.
charles
parents:
diff changeset
   848
        5</a> (bullet 10) and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-PAG-conclude">section
47
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parents: 46
diff changeset
   849
        7.5</a>. A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request the
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charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   850
      Director to rescind a Recommendation which was a deliverable, or the
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charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   851
      Director <em class="rfc2119">may</em> directly propose to rescind a
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parents: 46
diff changeset
   852
      Recommendation. </p>
55
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charles
parents: 54
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   853
    <p>W3C only rescinds entire specifications. To rescind some <em>part</em>
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   854
      of a Recommendation, W3C follows the process for <a href="#rec-modify">modifying
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   855
        a Recommendation</a>.</p>
23
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diff changeset
   856
    <p>Once W3C has published a Rescinded Recommendation, future W3C technical
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diff changeset
   857
      reports <em class="rfc2119">must not</em> include normative references to
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   858
      that technical report.</p>
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   859
    <p>To propose rescinding a W3C Recommendation, a Working Group or the
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   860
      Director</p>
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   861
    <ul>
47
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charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   862
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish rationale for rescinding the
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charles
parents: 46
diff changeset
   863
        Recommendation.</li>
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charles
parents: 46
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   864
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known implementation.</li>
23
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   865
    </ul>
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parents: 54
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   866
    <p>In addition a Working Group requesting to rescind</p>
47
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parents: 46
diff changeset
   867
    <ul>
23
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parents: 22
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   868
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind has
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parents: 22
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   869
        received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a></li>
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   870
    </ul>
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parents: 22
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   871
    <p>In addition the Director, if proposing to rescind</p>
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   872
    <ul>
47
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parents: 46
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   873
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind is
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charles
parents: 46
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   874
        based on public comment</li>
23
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parents: 22
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   875
    </ul>
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   876
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the proposal to
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   877
      rescind a W3C Recommendation to other W3C groups, the public, and the <a
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   878
        href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   879
        Committee</a>. The announcement <em class="rfc2119">must</em>:</p>
38
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parents: 37
diff changeset
   880
    <ul>
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   881
      <li>indicate that this is a Proposal to Rescind a Recommendation</li>
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   882
      <li>specify the deadline for review comments, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
55
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   883
        be at least <span class="time-interval">four weeks after announcing</span>
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charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   884
        the proposal to rescind.</li>
23
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parents: 22
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   885
      <li>identify known dependencies and solicit review from all dependent
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parents: 22
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   886
        Working Groups;</li>
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diff changeset
   887
      <li>solicit public review.</li>
38
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   888
    </ul>
23
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   889
    <p>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
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   890
        rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
47
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parents: 46
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   891
      in Advisory Committee reviews, the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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   892
      publish the substantive content of the dissent to W3C <strong>and the
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   893
        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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   894
        address</a> the comment at least 14 days before publication as a
47
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   895
      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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   896
        Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
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   897
      the decision.</p>
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   898
    <p> A Rescinded Recommendation <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be published
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      with up to date status. The updated version <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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      remove the rescinded content (i.e. the main body of the document).</p>
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    <h3 id="good-practice">Further reading</h3>
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    <p>Refer to <a href="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/Transitions">"How to
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        Organize a Recommendation Track Transition"</a> in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/">Member
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        guide</a> for practical information about preparing for the reviews and
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      announcements of the various steps, and <a href="http://www.w3.org/2002/05/rec-tips">tips
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        on getting to Recommendation faster</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-rec-tips">PUB27</a>].</p>
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    <div class="noprint">
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      <div class="navbar"> <map name="navbar-bottom" title="Navigation Bar" id="navbar-bottom">
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          <p>[<a accesskey="c" rel="Contents" href="#toc">contents</a>] </p>
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        </map>
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      </div>
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    </div>
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  </body>
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