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    <title>A Rec-track Process Draft Proposal</title>
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    <link href="https://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/TR/base.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">
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    <link href="https://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/TR/W3C-ED" rel="stylesheet">
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    <!--[if lt IE 9]><script src='undefined://www.w3.org/2008/site/js/html5shiv.js'></script><![endif]-->
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      <p> <a href="http://www.w3.org/"><img alt="W3C" src="http://www.w3.org/Icons/w3c_home"
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            height="48" width="72"></a> </p>
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      <h1 class="title" id="title">Recommendation Track Process, post-"Last
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        Call" draft proposal</h1>
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      <h2 id="w3c-working-draft-20-september-2012"><abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium"></abbr>Editors'
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        Draft 19 January 2014</h2>
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      <dl>
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        <dt>Current active version:</dt>
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        <dd><a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html">http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html</a></dd>
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        <dt>Latest editor's draft:</dt>
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        <dd> <a href="https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/AB/raw-file/default/tr.html">https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/AB/raw-file/default/tr.html</a></dd>
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        <dt>Editor:</dt>
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        <dd><a href="mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru">Charles (McCathie) Nevile</a>,
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          <a href="http://www.yandex.ru">Яндекс</a>—<a href="http://yandex.com">Yandex</a></dd>
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      </dl>
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      <p class="copyright"> <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#Copyright">Copyright</a>
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        © 2013 <a href="http://www.w3.org/"><abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium">W3C</abbr></a><sup>®</sup>
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        (<a href="http://www.csail.mit.edu/"><abbr title="Massachusetts Institute of Technology">MIT</abbr></a>,
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        <a href="http://www.ercim.eu/"><abbr title="European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics">ERCIM</abbr></a>,
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        <a href="http://www.keio.ac.jp/">Keio</a>, <a href="http://ev.buaa.edu.cn/">Beihang</a>),
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        All Rights Reserved. <abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium">W3C</abbr>
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        <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#Legal_Disclaimer">liability</a>,
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        <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#W3C_Trademarks">trademark</a>,
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        <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-documents">document
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          use</a> and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-software">software
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          licensing</a> rules apply. </p>
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      <hr> </div>
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    <div class="noprint">
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        <p>This is an intermediate revised draft proposal to replace the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html">current
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            chapter 7 of the W3C process document</a> with a more effective W3C
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          Specification life cycle following the meeting of the W3C Advisory
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          Board's Chapter 7 Task Force on 14 January 2014. This document is an
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          editor's draft for resolution of comments received.</p>
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        <p>In this draft, there are some pointers and placeholders for changes
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          expected in response to open issues, most particularly <a href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/59">ISSUE-59</a>.</p>
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        <p>This introductory session (before the chapter title below) will be
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          removed when this chapter is re-incorporated into the full process
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          document, as per issues 60-64.</p>
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        <p>An initial version was first proposed to the W3C Advisory Board on 13
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          May 2013 as a possible replacement for the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html">current
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            chapter 7 of the W3C process document</a>, and a <a href="http://yadi.sk/d/Zikwkr385JG8f">subsequent
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            version</a> was <a href="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2013May/0023.html">proposed</a>
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          to the <a href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/">W3C Process
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            Community Group</a> on 29 May 2013 by Charles Nevile &lt;<a href="mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru">chaals@yandex-team.ru</a>&gt;
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          for discussion. Subsequent editor's drafts have been public, to enable
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          broad input. However, following the existing process, the Advisory
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          Board retains formal responsibility for decisions on what it proposes
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          to the Advisory Committee, and the adoption of any change to the
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          process will follow the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/processdoc.html#GAProcess">existing
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            process for such changes</a>, subject to the resolution of <a href="https://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/39">ISSUE-39</a>.</p>
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        <p>I am grateful to the W3C Advisory Board, the W3C Process Community
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          Group, Art Barstow, Robin Berjon, Wayne Carr, Marcos Cáceres, Elika
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          Etimad, Fantasai, Ivan Herman, Ian Hickson, Ian Jacobs, Jeff Jaffe,
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          Chris Lilley, Ralph Swick, Anne van Kesteren, Steve Zilles, and many
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          people I have forgotten to acknowledge for suggestions, comments and
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          discussions that helped me sort out my thinking, and to Ora Lassila
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          for the original version of the image that illustrates the normal
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          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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        Major changes:
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        <ul>
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          <li>There is a requirement that Working groups <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
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            document known implementation for all transitions</li>
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          <li>New sections give some guidance on what is considered when
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            assessing "<a href="#implementation-experience">adequate
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              implementation experience</a>" and "<a href="#wide-review">wide
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              review</a>"</li>
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          <li>Last Call and Candidate Recommendation have been collapsed
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            together. Some of the requirements are therefore enforced earlier in
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            the process.</li>
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          <li>There is a stronger emphasis (without creating new formal
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            requirements) on getting review and testing implementation as early
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            as possible. How to do this is left to Working Groups to determine.</li>
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          <li>Proposed Recommendation is no longer a separate step. Advisory
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            Committee review now begins at the same time as Candidate
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            recommendation, and ends 4 weeks after the Working group has
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            provisional approval for a Request to publish as a W3C
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            Recommendation.</li>
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          <li>The Director is required to address AC review comments <strong>publicly</strong>,
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            2 weeks <em>before</em> publication of a Recommendation.</li>
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          <li>And it is in HTML5</li>
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        </ul>
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        <p>Editorially, I have tried to rationalize requirements and clarify 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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    <ul>
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      <li>support multiple specification development methodologies</li>
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      <li>maximize <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-consensus"
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          rel="glossary" title="Definition of Consensus"><span class="dfn-instance">consensus</span></a>
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        about the content of stable technical reports</li>
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      <li>promote consistency among specifications</li>
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      <li>facilitate royalty-free, interoperable implementations of Web
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        Standards, and</li>
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      <li>earn endorsement by W3C and the broader community.</li>
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    <p>See also the licensing goals for W3C Recommendations in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Licensing">section
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        2</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].
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    <h3>Table of Contents</h3>
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      <li><a href="#rec-advance">7.1 W3C Technical Reports</a>
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          <li><a href="#recs-and-notes">7.1.1 Recommendations and Notes</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#maturity-levels">7.1.2 Maturity Levels</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#requirements-and-definitions">7.2 General requirements and
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          definitions</a>
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          <li><a href="#general-requirements">7.2.1 General requirements for
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              Technical Reports</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#transition-reqs">7.2.2 Advancement on the Recommendation
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              Track</a>
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              <li><a href="#substantive-change">7.2.2.1 Substantive Change</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#doc-reviews">7.2.3 Reviews and Review Responsibilities</a>
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              <li><a href="#wide-review">7.2.3.1 Wide Review</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#implementation-experience">7.2.4 Implementation
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              Experience</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 Revised 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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      <li><a href="#candidate-rec">7.4 Candidate Recommendation</a>
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          <li><a href="#revised-cr">7.4.1 Revised Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#rec-publication">7.5 W3C Recommendation</a>
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          <li><a href="#for-all-recs">7.5.1 For all W3C Recommendations</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#lcrec-publication">7.5.2 Publishing a Candidate
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              Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#rec-modify">7.6 Modifying a W3C Recommendation</a>
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          <li><a href="#errata">7.6.1 Errata Management</a></li>
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              Recommendation</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#revised-rec">7.6.3 Revising a Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#Note">7.7 Publishing a Working Group or Interest Group Note</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 work has been completed and the document is good enough to
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      become a new standard, there will then be a Candidate Recommendation phase
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      implementation experience to ensure it works in practice, followed by
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      Publication as a Recommendation.</p>
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    <p>Groups may also publish documents as W3C Notes. The two common purposes
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      <li>to document information that is not a formal technical specification,
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        such as use cases motivating a specification and best practices for its
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        use, and</li>
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      <li>to clarify the status of work that is abandoned, that there is no
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        longer interest in completing it so it should not be assumed that will
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    <p>Some W3C Notes are developed through successive Working Drafts, with an
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      expectation that they will become Notes, while others are simply
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      Published. There are few formal requirements to publish a document as a
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      W3C Note, and they have no standing as a recommendation of W3C but are
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">may</em> decline a request to advance
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      in maturity level, requiring a Working Group to conduct further work, and
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      lower <a href="#maturity-level">maturity level</a>. The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      inform the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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      for a specification to advance in maturity level is declined and and the
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      specification is returned to a Working Group for further work.</p>
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    <h4 id="maturity-levels">7.1.2 Maturity Levels</h4>
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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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            recommend that the document be published as a W3C Recommendation,
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            returned to the Working Group for further work, or abandoned. </li>
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      <dd class="new"><strong>Note:</strong> Candidate Recommendation is the
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        state referred to in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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          Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
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        as "Last Call Working Draft"</dd>
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      <dd><strong>Note:</strong> Candidate Recommendations will normally be
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        accepted as Recommendations. Announcement of a different next step <em
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          class="rfc2119">should</em> include the reasons why the change in
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        expectations comes at so late a stage.</dd>
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      <dd>A W3C Recommendation is a specification or set of guidelines or
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        requirements that, after extensive consensus-building, has received the
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        endorsement of W3C Members and the Director. W3C recommends the wide
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        deployment of its Recommendations as standards for the Web.</dd>
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        for a document that is not intended to be a specification requiring
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        conformance, but is nevertheless useful. Examples include supporting
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        documents such as Use case and Requirements documents, Design Principles
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        that explain what the Working Group was trying to achieve with a
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        specification, or 'Good Practices" documents. A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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        also publish a specification as a Note if they stop work without
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        producing a Recommendation. A Working Group or Interest Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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        W3C Recommendations in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Requirements">section
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          5</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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          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 imply consensus of a Working Group or Interest
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      Group, nor are their contents endorsed in any way by W3C or its members,
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      except to the extent that such contents happen to be consistent with some
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      other document which carries a higher level of endorsement.</p>
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    <h3 id="requirements-and-definitions">7.2 General requirements and
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    <h4 id="general-requirements">7.2.1 General requirements for Technical
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      process <em class="rfc2119 old">must</em> be a public document. The <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/">index
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        of W3C technical reports</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-doc-list">PUB11</a>]
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      is available at the W3C Web site. W3C will make every effort to make
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      archival documents indefinitely available at their original address in
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      their original form.</p>
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      process <em class="rfc2119 old">must</em> clearly indicate its <a href="#maturity-levels">maturity
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        level</a>, and <em id="DocumentStatus" class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      include information about the status of the document. This status
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      information</p>
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    <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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      <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">should</em> explain how the technology relates
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        to existing international standards and related work inside or outside
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        W3C,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> include expectations about next steps,
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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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      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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      level other than Note the Working Group:</p>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
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        advancement.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must </em> obtain Director approval.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119 ">must</em> provide public documentation of all <a
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          href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a> to the technical
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        report since the previous publication. The community also appreciates
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        public documentation of minor changes.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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          address</a> all issues raised about the document since the previous
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        maturity level.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> provide public documentation of any <a
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          href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#FormalObjection">Formal
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          Objections</a>.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report which, if any, of the Working
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        Group's requirements for this document have changed since the previous
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        step.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report any changes in dependencies
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        with other groups.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known implementation.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Because the requirements for First Public Working Drafts are fairly
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      mechanical approval is normally fairly automatic, whereas for later stages
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      there is generally a formal review meeting to ensure the requirements have
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      been met before Director's approval is given.</p>
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    <p>Note that for a First Public Working Draft there is no "previous maturity
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      level".</p>
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    <h4 id="doc-reviews">7.2.3 Reviews and Review Responsibilities</h4>
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    <p>A document is available for review from the moment it is first published.
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      Working Groups <em class="rfc2119">should</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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        address</a> <em>any</em> substantive review comment about a technical
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      report in a timely manner. </p>
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    Reviewers <em class="rfc2119">should</em> send substantive technical
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    reviews as early as possible. Working Groups are often reluctant to make <a
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      href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a> to a mature document,
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    particularly if this would cause significant compatibility problems due to
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    existing implementation. Working Groups <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
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    record substantive or interesting proposals raised by reviews but not
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    incorporated into a current specification.
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    <h5>7.2.3.1 <a id="wide-review">Wide Review</a></h5>
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    <p>The requirements for <dfn>wide review</dfn> are not precisely defined by
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      the process. The objective is to ensure that the entire set of
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      stakeholders of the Web community, including the general public, have had
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      adequate notice of the progress of the Working Group and thereby an
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      opportunity to comment on the specification. Before approving transitions,
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      the Director will consider who has actually reviewed the document and
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      provided comments, the record of requests to and responses from reviewers,
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      especially groups identified as dependencies in the charter, and seek
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      evidence of clear communication to the general public about appropriate
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      times and which content to review. </p>
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      published in Working Drafts, and tracking those comments and the Working
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      Group's responses, is generally a good practice which would often be
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      considered positive evidence of wide review. A recommended practice is
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      making a specific announcement to other W3C Working Groups as well as the
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      general public, especially the sub-communities thereof that are affected
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      by this specification, that a group proposes to enter Candidate
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      Recommendation in e.g. approximately four weeks. By contrast a generic
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      statement in a document requesting review at any time is likely not to be
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      considered as sufficient evidence that the group has solicited wide
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      review. </p>
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    <p>A Working Group could present evidence that wide review has been
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      received, irrespective of solicitation. But it is important to note that
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      receiving many detailed reviews is not necessarily the same as wide
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      review, since they may only represent comment from a small segment of the
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      relevant stakeholder community.</p>
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    <h4 id="implementation-experience">7.2.4 Implementation Experience</h4>
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    <p>Implementation experience is required to show that a specification is
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      sufficiently clear, complete, and relevant to market needs, to ensure that
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      independent interoperable implementations of each feature of the
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      specification will be realized. While no exhaustive list of requirements
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      is provided here, when assessing that there is <dfn>adequate
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        implementation experience</dfn> the Director will consider (though not
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      be limited to):</p>
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      <li>is each feature of the current specification implemented, and how is
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        this demonstrated; (for example, is there a test suite)?</li>
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      <li>are there independent interoperable implementations of the current
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        specification?</li>
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      <li>are there implementations created by other than the authors of the
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        specification?</li>
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      <li>are implementations publicly deployed?</li>
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      <li>is there implementation experience at all levels of the
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        specification's ecosystem (creation, consuming, publishing…)?</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Planning and accomplishing a demonstration of (interoperable)
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      implementations can be very time consuming. Groups are often able to work
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      more effectively if they plan how they will demonstrate interoperable
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      implementations early in the development process; for example, they may
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      wish to develop tests in concert with implementation efforts.</p>
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    <h3 id="working-draft">7.3 Working Draft</h3>
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    <p>A Public Working Draft is published on the W3C's Technical Reports page
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      [TR] for review, and for simple historical reference. For all Public
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      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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    <p>To publish the First Public Working Draft of a document, a Working Group
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      must meet the <a href="#transition-reqs">general requirements for
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        advancement</a>.</p>
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
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      First Public Working Draft publication to other W3C groups and to the
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      public. </p>
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    <p>Publishing the First Public Working Draft triggers a Call for Exclusions,
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      per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Exclusion">section
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        4</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</p>
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    <h4 id="revised-wd">7.3.2 Revised Public Working Drafts</h4>
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    <p>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish a Working Draft
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      to the W3C Technical Reports page when there have been significant changes
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      to the document that would benefit from review from beyond the Working
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      Group<em class="rfc2119"></em>. </p>
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    <p>If 6 months elapse without significant changes to a specification a
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      Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish a revised Working
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      Draft, whose status section <em class="rfc2119">should</em> indicate
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      reasons for the lack of change. </p>
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    <p>To publish a revised Working draft, a Working Group </p>
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    <ul>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
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        publication. Consensus is not required, as this is a procedural step,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> provide public documentation of <a href="#substantive-change">substantive
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          changes</a> to the technical report since the previous Working Draft,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> provide public documentation of
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        significant <a href="#editorial-change">editorial changes</a> to the
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        technical report since the previous step,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report which, if any, of the Working
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        Group's requirements for this document have changed since the previous
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        step,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report any changes in dependencies
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        with other groups,</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li><a href="#hb-wd">Revised Public Working Draft</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#last-call">Candidate recommendation</a>.</li>
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      <li><a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a></li>
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    </ul>
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    <h4 id="tr-end">7.3.3 Stopping Work on a specification</h4>
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    <p>Work on a technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> cease at any
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   548
      time. Work <em class="rfc2119 new">should</em> cease if W3C or a Working
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   549
      Group determines that it cannot productively carry the work any further.
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   550
      If the Director <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups.html#GeneralTermination">closes
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   551
        a Working Group</a> W3C <em class="rfc2119">must </em> publish any
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   552
      unfinished specifications on the Recommendation track as <a href="#Note">Working
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   553
        Group Notes</a>. If a Working group decides, or the Director requires,
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   554
      the Working Group to discontinue work on a technical report before
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   555
      completion, the Working Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish the
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      document as a <a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a>. </p>
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   557
    <ul>
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    </ul>
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   559
    <h3 id="candidate-rec"><a name="last-call" id="last-call">7.4 Candidate
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   560
        Recommendation </a></h3>
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   561
    <p>To publish a Candidate recommendation, in addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
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   562
        requirements for advancement</a> a Working Group</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has met all
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        Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements have changed
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   566
        or been deferred,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document changes to dependencies during
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   568
        the development of the specification,</li>
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   569
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document how adequate <a href="#implementation-experience">
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          implementation experience</a> will be demonstrated,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the deadline for comments, which
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        <em class="rfc2119">must</em> be <strong>at least</strong> four weeks
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   573
        after publication, and <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be longer for
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   574
        complex documents,</li>
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   575
      <li>If the document has previously been published as a Candidate
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        Recommendation, <em class="rfc2119">must</em> document the changes
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        since the previous Candidate Recommendation, </li>
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   578
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has received
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   579
        <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> identify features in the document that
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   581
        are considered "at risk". These features <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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   582
        be removed before advancement to Recommendation without a requirement to
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   583
        publish a new Candidate Recommendation.</li>
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   584
    </ul>
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
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      Candidate Recommendation to other W3C groups and to the public, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      begin an Advisory Committee Review of the specification on publication.</p>
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   588
    <p> A Candidate Recommendation corresponds to a "Last Call Working Draft" as
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   589
      used in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].
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   591
      Publishing a Candidate Recommendation triggers a Call for Exclusions, per
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   592
      <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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   594
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</p>
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    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li>Return to <a href="#hb-wd">Working Draft</a></li>
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      <li>Return to <a href="#last-call">Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#rec-publication">Request Recommendation status</a> (The
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        expected next step)</li>
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      <li><a href="#Note">Working Group Note</a></li>
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    </ul>
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    <p class="issue">Add an explanation of publishing a revised Candidate
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      Recommendation. <a href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/59">ISSUE-59</a></p>
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    <p>If there are any <a href="#substantive-change">substantive changes</a>
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      made to a Candidate Recommendation other than to remove features
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      explicitly identified as "at risk", the Working Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      repeat the full process of publication as a Candidate Recommendation
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      before the Working Group can request Recommendation status.</p>
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    <p> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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        Committee</a> representatives <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/acreview.html#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
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      the decision to advance the technical report.</p>
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    <h4 id="revised-cr">7.4.1 Revised Candidate Recommendation</h4>
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    <h3 id="rec-publication">7.5 W3C Recommendation</h3>
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    <p class="issue">A better explanation of how a document goes from Candidate
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      Recommencation to Recommendation is needed here. <a href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/77">ISSUE-77</a></p>
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    <h4 id="for-all-recs"><a id="rec-requirements">7.5.1 For <strong>all</strong>
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        W3C Recommendations</a></h4>
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    <p>In addition to meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general
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        requirements for advancement</a>,</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the provisional
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        approval of a Request for publication of a W3C Recommendation to the <a
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          href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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          Committee</a>,</li>
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      <li>The deadline for Advisory Committee review of the technical report <em
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          class="rfc2119">must</em> be <strong>at least</strong> 28 days after
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        the announcement of provisional approval to publish the Edited
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        Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation,</li>
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      <li>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
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          rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
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        in Advisory Committee reviews, the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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   633
        publish the substantive content of the dissent to W3C and the general
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        public, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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          address</a> the comment at least 14 days before publication as a W3C
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        Recommendation. In this case the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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          Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/acreview.html#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
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   638
        the decision,</li>
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   639
      <li>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication
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   640
        of a W3C Recommendation to other W3C groups and to the public, and</li>
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   641
      <li>The "Status of the Document" <em class="rfc2119">must</em> reflect
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   642
        whether it is provisionally approved, or published as a W3C
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   643
        Recommendation.</li>
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    </ul>
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   645
    <h4 id="lcrec-publication">7.5.2 Publishing a Candidate Recommendation as a
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   646
      W3C Recommendation</h4>
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   647
    <p>To publish a Candidate Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation, a Working
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      Group</p>
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    <ul>
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   650
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> republish the document, identifying it
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        as the basis of a Request for Recommendation,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show adequate <a href="#implementation-experience">implementation
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          experience</a>,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document how the testing and
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        implementation requirements identified as part of the transition to
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        Candidate Recommendation have been met,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has received <a
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          href="#wide-review">wide review,</a></li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that all issues raised during the
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        Candidate Recommendation review period have been <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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          addressed</a>,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must </em>identify any substantive issues raised
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        since the close of the review period by parties other than Advisory
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        Committee representatives,</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> identify where errata are tracked, and</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> remove features identified in the
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        Candidate Recommendation document as "at risk" without repeating the
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        transition to Candidate Recommendation.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>The Director</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li><span><em class="rfc2119">should not</em> provisionally approve a
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          Request for publication of a W3C Recommendation less than 35 days
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   674
          after the publication of the Candidate Recommendation on which is it
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          based [editor's note - this is to allow for the patent policy
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          exclusion period to expire], and </span></li>
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      <li><span><em class="rfc2119">may</em> provisionally approve a
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          Recommendation with minimal implementation experience where there is a
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          compelling reason to do so. In such a case, the Director <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
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          explain the reasons for that decision. </span></li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li>A W3C Recommendation normally retains its status indefinitely. However
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        it</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be <a href="#rec-modify">republished as
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          an Edited Recommendation</a>, or</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be <a href="#rec-rescind">rescinded</a>.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <h3 id="rec-modify">7.6 Modifying a W3C Recommendation</h3>
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    <p>The following sections discuss the management of errors and the process
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      for making changes to a Recommendation.</p>
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    <h4 id="errata">7.6.1 Errata Management</h4>
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    <p>Tracking errors is an important part of a Working Group's ongoing care of
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      a Recommendation; for this reason, the scope of a Working Group charter
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      generally allows time for work after publication of a Recommendation. In
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      this Process Document, the term "erratum" (plural "errata") refers to any
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      class of mistake, from mere editorial to a serious error that may affect
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   699
      the conformance with the Recommendation by software or content (e.g.,
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      content validity). <strong>Note:</strong> Before a document becomes a
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      Recommendation, the W3C Process focuses on <a href="#substantive-change">substantive
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        changes</a> (those related to prior reviews). After a document has been
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   703
      published as Recommendation, the W3C Process focuses on those changes to a
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      technical report that might affect the conformance of content or deployed
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   705
      software.</p>
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   706
    <p>Working Groups <span class="rfc2119">must</span> track errata on an
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      "errata page." An errata page is a list of enumerated errors, possibly
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      accompanied by corrections. Each Recommendation links to an errata page;
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   709
      see the Team's <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication
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        Rules</a>.</p>
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   711
    <p>A correction is first "proposed" by the Working Group. A correction
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      becomes part of the Recommendation by the process described below.</p>
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   713
    <p>A Working Group <span class="rfc2119">should</span> keep their errata
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      pages up-to-date, as errors are reported by readers and implementers. A
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   715
      Working Group <span class="rfc2119">must</span> report errata page
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      changes to interested parties, notably when corrections are proposed or
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parents: 52
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   717
      incorporated into an Edited Recommendation, according to the Team's
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      requirements.</p>
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    <h4 id="correction-classes">7.6.2 Classes of Changes</h4>
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    <p>This document distinguishes the following 4 classes of changes to a
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      specification. The first two classes of change are considered <dfn id="editorial-change">editorial
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        changes</dfn>, the latter two <dfn id="substantive-change">substantive
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        changes</dfn>.</p>
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   724
    <dl>
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      <dt>1. No changes to text content</dt>
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   726
      <dd>These changes include fixing broken links, style sheets or invalid
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parents: 52
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   727
        markup.</dd>
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   728
      <dt>2. Corrections that do not affect conformance</dt>
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   729
      <dd>Editorial changes or clarifications that do not change the technical
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   730
        content of the specification.</dd>
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parents: 52
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   731
      <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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   733
        the specification. A change that affects conformance is one that:
53
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parents: 52
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   734
        <ul>
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   735
          <li>turns conforming data, processors, or other conforming agents into
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   736
            non-conforming agents, or</li>
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parents: 52
diff changeset
   737
          <li>turns non-conforming agents into conforming ones, or</li>
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   738
          <li>clears up an ambiguity or under-specified part of the
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parents: 52
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   739
            specification in such a way that an agent whose conformance was once
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   740
            unclear becomes clearly conforming or non-conforming.</li>
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charles
parents: 52
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   741
        </ul>
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charles
parents: 52
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   742
      </dd>
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   743
      <dt>4. New features</dt>
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    </dl>
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   745
    <h4 id="revised-rec">7.6.3 Revising a Recommendation</h4>
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   746
    <p>Editorial changes to a Recommendation require no technical review of the
53
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   747
      proposed changes. A Working Group <span class="rfc2119">may</span>
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   748
      request republication of a Recommendation for these classes of change, or
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parents: 52
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   749
      W3C <span class="rfc2119">may</span> republish a Recommendation with this
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charles
parents: 52
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   750
      class of change. The modified Recommendation is published according to the
2c13766abd84 Re-ordered content and added a couple of markers for missing text as per ISSUE-59.
charles
parents: 52
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   751
      Team's requirements, including <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication
54
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   752
        Rules</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-pubrules">PUB31</a>] and the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2003/01/republishing/">Requirements
53
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   753
        for modification of W3C Technical Reports</a> [PUB@@].</p>
63
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   754
    <p>For substantive changes that do not add new features, a Working Group <span
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   755
        class="rfc2119">must</span> request publication of an <a href="#rec-edited">Edited
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   756
        Recommendation</a>.</p>
54
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parents: 53
diff changeset
   757
    <p>To publish an Edited Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation, in addition
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charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   758
      to meeting the <a href="#rec-requirements">requirements for all W3C
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charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   759
        Recommendations</a>, a Working Group</p>
53
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diff changeset
   760
    <ul>
54
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parents: 53
diff changeset
   761
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> republish the document, identifying it
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charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   762
        as the basis of a Request for Recommendation,</li>
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charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   763
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has received <a
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charles
parents: 53
diff changeset
   764
          href="#wide-review">wide review</a>, and </li>
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parents: 53
diff changeset
   765
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> address all errata.</li>
53
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parents: 52
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   766
    </ul>
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   767
    <p>For changes which introduces a new feature or features, W3C <span class="rfc2119">must</span>
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   768
      follow the full process of <a href="#rec-advance">advancing a technical
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   769
        report to Recommendation</a>.</p>
64
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parents: 63
diff changeset
   770
    <h3 id="Note">7.7 Publishing a Working Group or Interest Group Note</h3>
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   771
    <p>Working Groups and Interest Groups publish material that is not a formal
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   772
      specification as Notes. This may include supporting documentation for a
52
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   773
      specification, such as requirements, use cases, good practices and the
64
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charles
parents: 63
diff changeset
   774
      like, as well as specifications where work has been stopped and there is
e1372f41e803 Reinstated a section for Stopping Work on a spec
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parents: 63
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   775
      no longer interest in making them a new standard.</p>
47
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   776
    <p>In order to publish a Note a Working Group or Interest Group: </p>
23
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   777
    <ul>
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   778
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
55
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charles
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diff changeset
   779
        publication as a Note, and</li>
64
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charles
parents: 63
diff changeset
   780
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish documentation of significant
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parents: 63
diff changeset
   781
        changes to the technical report since any previous publication.</li>
23
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diff changeset
   782
    </ul>
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   783
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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   784
    <ul>
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   785
      <li>End state: A technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> remain a
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diff changeset
   786
        Working Group Note indefinitely</li>
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   787
      <li>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> resume work on the
47
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charles
parents: 46
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   788
        technical report at any time, at the maturity level the specification
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   789
        had before publication as a Note</li>
23
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   790
    </ul>
55
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charles
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   791
    <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
   792
        Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
charles
parents: 54
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   793
      does not specify any licensing requirements or commitments for Working
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
charles
parents: 54
diff changeset
   794
      Group Notes, only for W3C Recommendations.</p>
61
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parents: 60
diff changeset
   795
    <h3 id="rec-rescind">7.8 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</h3>
23
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   796
    <p>W3C <em class="rfc2119">may</em> rescind a Recommendation, for example
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   797
      if the Recommendation contains many errors that conflict with a later
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   798
      version or if W3C discovers burdensome patent claims that affect
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   799
      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
   800
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
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   801
      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
   802
        5</a> (bullet 10) and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-PAG-conclude">section
47
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charles
parents: 46
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   803
        7.5</a>. A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request the
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charles
parents: 46
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   804
      Director to rescind a Recommendation which was a deliverable, or the
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charles
parents: 46
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   805
      Director <em class="rfc2119">may</em> directly propose to rescind a
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charles
parents: 46
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   806
      Recommendation. </p>
55
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   807
    <p>W3C only rescinds entire specifications. To rescind some <em>part</em>
6bd6536dd075 Editorial changes related to Ian's review. See http://www.w3.org/mid/op.w7y618z9y3oazb@dhcp-219-197-wifi.yandex.net
charles
parents: 54
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   808
      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
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diff changeset
   809
        a Recommendation</a>.</p>
23
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   810
    <p>Once W3C has published a Rescinded Recommendation, future W3C technical
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diff changeset
   811
      reports <em class="rfc2119">must not</em> include normative references to
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   812
      that technical report.</p>
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   813
    <p>To propose rescinding a W3C Recommendation, a Working Group or the
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parents: 22
diff changeset
   814
      Director</p>
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   815
    <ul>
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charles
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   816
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish rationale for rescinding the
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charles
parents: 46
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   817
        Recommendation.</li>
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charles
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diff changeset
   818
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known implementation.</li>
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   819
    </ul>
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   820
    <p>In addition a Working Group requesting to rescind</p>
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   821
    <ul>
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   822
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind has
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   823
        received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a></li>
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   824
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> show that the request to rescind is
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   825
        based on public comment</li>
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charles
parents: 22
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   826
    </ul>
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   827
    <p>In addition the Director, if proposing to rescind</p>
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charles
parents: 22
diff changeset
   828
    <ul>
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   829
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind is
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charles
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diff changeset
   830
        based on public comment</li>
23
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   831
    </ul>
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   832
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the proposal to
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      rescind a W3C Recommendation to other W3C groups, the public, and the <a
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   834
        href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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   835
        Committee</a>. The announcement <em class="rfc2119">must</em>:</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li>indicate that this is a Proposal to Rescind a Recommendation</li>
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      <li>specify the deadline for review comments, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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        be at least <span class="time-interval">four weeks after announcing</span>
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        the proposal to rescind.</li>
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      <li>identify known dependencies and solicit review from all dependent
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   842
        Working Groups;</li>
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      <li>solicit public review.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
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        rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
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      in Advisory Committee reviews, the Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      publish the substantive content of the dissent to W3C <strong>and the
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   849
        public</strong>, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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        address</a> the comment at least 14 days before publication as a
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   851
      Rescinded Recommendation. In this case the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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        Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
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   853
      the decision.</p>
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   854
    <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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   857
        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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   860
    <div class="noprint">
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   861
      <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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   863
        </map>
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   864
      </div>
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   865
    </div>
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   866
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