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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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     .about { margin-left: 3em; margin-right: 3em; font-size: .83em}
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     .diagram { text-align: center; margin: 2.5em 0 }
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      .issue { line-height: 125% ; border: dashed red 2px; background-color: yellow }
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      .issue::before {content: "Issue: "}
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      .rfc2119 {font-variant:small-caps}
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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="w3c-working-draft-20-september-2012"><abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium"></abbr>Editors'
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        Draft 18 September 2013</h2>
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      <dl>
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        <!--dt>Latest published version:</dt>
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        <dd><a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/HTML-longdesc">http://www.w3.org/TR/HTML-longdesc</a></dd-->
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        <dt>Latest editor's draft:</dt>
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        <dd> <a href="https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/AB/raw-file/default/tr.html">https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/AB/raw-file/default/tr.html</a></dd>
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        <dt>Editor:</dt>
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        <dd><a href="mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru">Charles (McCathie) Nevile</a>,
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          <a href="http://www.yandex.ru">Яндекс</a>—<a href="http://yandex.com">Yandex</a></dd>
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      </dl>
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      <p class="copyright"> <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#Copyright">Copyright</a>
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        © 2013 <a href="http://www.w3.org/"><abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium">W3C</abbr></a><sup>®</sup>
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        (<a href="http://www.csail.mit.edu/"><abbr title="Massachusetts Institute of Technology">MIT</abbr></a>,
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        <a href="http://www.ercim.eu/"><abbr title="European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics">ERCIM</abbr></a>,
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        <a href="http://www.keio.ac.jp/">Keio</a>, <a href="http://ev.buaa.edu.cn/">Beihang</a>),
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        All Rights Reserved. <abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium">W3C</abbr>
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        <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#Legal_Disclaimer">liability</a>,
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        <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#W3C_Trademarks">trademark</a>,
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        <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-documents">document
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          use</a> and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-software">software
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          licensing</a> rules apply. </p>
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      <hr> </div>
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    <div class="noprint">
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      <div class="navbar">
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        <p>This is a 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 on 17-18 September 2013. This document is an editor's draft for
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          the Advisory Board but does not yet fully reflect consensus.</p>
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        <p>An earlier 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>
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          for discussion. The Advisory Board has agreed to make all editor's
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          drafts public, to enable broad input. However, following the existing
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          process, the Advisory Board retains formal responsibility for
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          decisions on what it proposes to the Advisory Committee, and the
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          adoption of any change to the 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>.</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, Ian
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          Hickson, Ian Jacobs, Ralph Swick, Anne van Kesteren, and many people I
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          have forgotten to acknowledge for suggestions, comments and
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          discussions the helped me sort out my thinking, and to Ora Lassila for
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          the image that illustrates the normal process of a W3C
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          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 tracked 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>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>Proposed Recommendation is no longer a separate step. Advisory
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            Committee review now begins at the same time as Last Call Candidate
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            recommendation, and ends 4 weeks after the Working group has
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            provisional approval for a Request to publish as a W3C
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            Recommendation.</li>
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          <li>The director is required to address AC review comments <strong>publicly</strong>,
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            2 weeks <em>before</em> publication of a Recommendation.</li>
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          <li>And it is in HTML5</li>
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        </ul>
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        <p>Editorially, I have tried to rationalize requirements, and clarify
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          who is responsible for meeting them. I have also actively removed
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          advice and general statements to keep this version short.</p>
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        <p>Note that I have generally not renumbered sections that are deleted
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          or moved, which explains why some items are not sequentially numbered.</p>
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    <h2>7 <a name="Reports" id="Reports">W3C Technical Report Development
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        Process</a></h2>
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    <p>The W3C technical report development process is the set of steps and
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      requirements followed by W3C <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups#GroupsWG">Working
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        Groups</a> to standardize Web technology. The W3C technical report
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      development process is designed to </p>
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    <ul>
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      <li>support multiple specification development methodologies</li>
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      <li>maximize <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-consensus"
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          rel="glossary" title="Definition of Consensus"><span class="dfn-instance">consensus</span></a>
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        about the content of stable technical reports</li>
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      <li>ensure high technical and editorial quality</li>
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      <li>promote consistency among specifications</li>
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      <li>facilitate royalty-free, interoperable implementations of Web
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        Standards, and</li>
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      <li>earn endorsement by W3C and the broader community. </li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>See also the licensing goals for W3C Recommendations in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Licensing">section
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        2</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].
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      </p>
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      <svg xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
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        viewBox="0.00 0.00 400.00 62.00" height="5em" width="36em">
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    <h3><a class="mozTocH3" id="mozTocId316776"></a>Table of Contents</h3>
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    <ul id="mozToc">
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      <!--mozToc h3 1 h4 2 h5 3 h6 4-->
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId316776">Table of Contents</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId405414">General requirements for Technical Reports</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId1729">7.1 Maturity Levels</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId318562">7.2 General Requirements for Advancement on
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          the Recommendation Track</a>
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        <ul>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId348163">7.2.2 Wide Review</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId133300">7.2.3 Implementation Experience</a></li>
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        </ul>
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      </li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId29135">7.3 Reviews and Review Responsibilities</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId412309">7.4 Advancing a Technical Report to
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          Recommendation</a>
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        <ul>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId20175">7.4.1.a Working Draft</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId87620">7.4.2 Last Call Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId707682">7.4.5 Publication of a W3C
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              Recommendation</a>
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            <ul>
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              <li><a href="#mozTocId848355">Publishing a Last Call Candidate
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                  Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation</a></li>
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              <li><a href="#mozTocId961203">Publishing an Edited Recommendation
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                  (See also Modifying a Recommendation below)</a></li>
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              <li><a href="#mozTocId138350">For all W3C Recommendations</a></li>
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            </ul>
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          </li>
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      </li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId151871">7.5 Publishing a Working Group or Interest
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          Group Note</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId986536">7.6 Modifying a W3C Recommendation</a>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId565826">7.6.1 Errata Management</a></li>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId347486">7.6.2 Classes of Changes to a
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              Recommendation</a></li>
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      </li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId990936">7.7 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId589973">Good practices</a></li>
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    </ul>
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    <h3><a class="mozTocH3" id="mozTocId405414"></a>General requirements for
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      Technical Reports</h3>
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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 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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    <p>Every document published as part of the technical report development
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      process <em class="rfc2119 old">must</em> <span class="from">(was in
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        7.8)</span> clearly indicate its <a href="#maturity-levels">maturity
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        level</a>, and <em id="DocumentStatus" class="rfc2119">must</em> <span
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        class="from">(was in 7.8.1)</span> include a section about the status of
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      the document. The status section</p>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119 changed">must</em> <span class="from">(was should
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          in 7.8.1)</span> state who developed the specification, </li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119 changed">must</em> <span class="from">(was should
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          in 7.8.1)</span> state how to send comments or file bugs, and where
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        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> <span class="from">(was in 7.8.1)</span>
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        include expectations about next steps, and</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> <span class="from">(was in 7.8.1)</span>
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        explain or link to an explanation of significant changes from the
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        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> <span class="from">(was
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        in 7.8)</span> be a participant, as a Member representative, Team
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      representative, or Invited Expert in the group responsible for the
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      document(s) they are editing. </p>
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    <p>The Team is <em class="rfc2119">NOT REQUIRED</em> <span class="from">(was
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        in 7.8)</span> to publish a technical report that does not conform to
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      the Team's <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication Rules</a>
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      (e.g., for <a name="DocumentName" id="DocumentName">naming</a>, style,
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      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 Board of any changes.</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.<span class="from">(was in 7.8)</span></p>
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    <h3><a class="mozTocH3" id="mozTocId1729"></a>7.1 <a name="maturity-levels"
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        id="maturity-levels">Maturity Levels</a></h3>
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      <dt><a name="RecsWD" id="RecsWD">Working Draft (WD)</a></dt>
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      <dd>A Working Draft is a document that W3C has published for review by the
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        community, including W3C Members, the public, and other technical
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        organizations. Some, but not all, Working Drafts are meant to advance to
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        Recommendation; see the <a href="#DocumentStatus">document status
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          section</a> of a Working Draft for the group's expectations. Any
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        Working Draft not, or no longer, intended to advance to Recommendation <em
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          class="rfc2119">should</em> <span class="from">(was in 7.5)</span> be
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        published as a Working Group Note. Working Drafts do not necessarily
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        represent a consensus of the Working Group, and do not imply any
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        endorsement by W3C or its members beyond agreement to work on a general
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        area of technology.</dd>
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      <dt><a name="RecsCR" id="RecsCR">Last Call Candidate Recommendation
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          (LC/CR)</a></dt>
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      <dd class="changed">A Last Call Candidate Recommendation is a document
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        that Satisfies the Working Group's technical requirements, and has
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        already received wide review. W3C publishes a Last Call Candidate
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          <li>signal to the wider community that a final review should be done</li>
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          <li>gather <a href="#implementation-experience">implementation
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          <li>begin formal review by the Advisory Committee, who <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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            recommend that the document be published as a W3C Recommendation,
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            returned to the Working Group for further work, or abandoned. <span
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              class="from">(was two steps)</span> </li>
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        is the 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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        will normally be accepted as Recommendations. Announcement of a
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        different next step <em class="rfc2119">should</em> include the reasons
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        why the change in expectations comes at so late a stage.</dd>
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      <dt><a name="RecsW3C" id="RecsW3C">W3C Recommendation (REC)</a></dt>
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      <dd>A W3C Recommendation is a specification or set of normative guidelines
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        that, after extensive consensus-building, has received the endorsement
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        of W3C Members and the Director. W3C recommends the wide deployment of
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        its Recommendations as standards for the Web.</dd>
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      <dt><a name="WGNote" id="WGNote">Working Group Note, Interest Group Note
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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 <span class="new">provide
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          a stable reference for some document that is not intended to be a
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          normative specification, but is nevertheless useful. For example,
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          supporting documents such as Use case and Requirements documents, or
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          Design Principles, that explain what the Working Group was trying to
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          achieve with a specification, or non-normative 'Good Practices"
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          documents.</span> A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> also
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        publish a specification as a Note if they stop work without producing a
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        Recommendation. <span class="changed">A Working Group or Interest Group</span>
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        <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <span class="from">(was "W3C" in 7.1.4)</span>
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        publish a Note with or without its prior publication as a Working Draft.</dd>
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      <dt><a name="RescindedRec" id="RescindedRec">Rescinded Recommendation</a></dt>
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      <dd>A Rescinded Recommendation is an entire Recommendation that W3C no
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        longer endorses. See also clause 10 of the licensing requirements for
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        W3C Recommendations in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Requirements">section
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          5</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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          Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</dd>
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    <p class="new">Working Groups and Interest Groups <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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      publish "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><a class="mozTocH3" id="mozTocId318562"></a>7.2 <a name="transition-reqs"
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        id="transition-reqs">General Requirements for Advancement on the
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        Recommendation Track</a></h3>
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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> <span class="from">(was in 7.2)</span>
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        record the group's decision to request advancement.</li>
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          maturity levels)</span> obtain Director approval.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119 ">must</em> <span class="from">(was in 7.2)</span>
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        provide public documentation of all substantive to the technical report
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        since the previous step. A <dfn id="substantive-change">substantive
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          change</dfn> (whether deletion, inclusion, or other modification) is
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        invalidate an individual's review or implementation experience. Other
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        error corrections) are minor changes. The community also appreciates
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        public documentation of minor changes.</li>
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        about the document since the previous maturity level.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> <span class="from">(was in 7.2)</span>
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        provide <span class="new">public</span> documentation of any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#FormalObjection">Formal
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          Objections</a>.</li>
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          for CR+ in 7.2)</span> report which, if any, of the Working Group's
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        requirements for this document have changed since the previous step.</li>
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        implementation.</li>
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    <h4><a class="mozTocH4" id="mozTocId348163"></a>7.2.2 <a id="wide-review">Wide
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      the Web community, including the general public, have had adequate notice
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      of the progress of the Working Group and thereby an opportunity to comment
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      on the specification. Before approving transitions, the Director will
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      Group has solicited and responded to review. In particular, the Director
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      Group's responses, is generally a good practice which would often be
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      general public that a group proposes to enter Last Call 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"><a class="mozTocH4" id="mozTocId133300"></a>7.2.3
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      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 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 adequate implementation
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      experience the Director will consider (though not be limited to):</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li>is each feature implemented, and how is this demonstrated; (for
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        example, is there a test suite)?</li>
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      <li>are there independent interoperable implementations?</li>
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      <li>are there implementations created by other than the authors of the
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        specification?</li>
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      <li>are implementations publicly deployed?</li>
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      <li>is there implementation experience at all levels of the
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        specification's ecosystem (creation, consuming, publishing…)?</li>
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    </ul>
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    <h3><a class="mozTocH3" id="mozTocId29135"></a>7.3 <a name="doc-reviews" id="doc-reviews">Reviews
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        and Review Responsibilities</a></h3>
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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 <span class="from">(was
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      should)</span> are often reluctant to make <a href="#substantive-change">substantive
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      changes</a> to a mature document, <span class="new">particularly if this
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      would cause significant compatibility problems due to existing
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      implementation</span>. Worthy ideas <em class="rfc2119">should</em> be
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    recorded even when not incorporated into a mature document.
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    <h3><a class="mozTocH3" id="mozTocId412309"></a>7.4 <a name="rec-advance" id="rec-advance">Advancing
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        a Technical Report to Recommendation</a></h3>
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    <p>W3C follows these steps when advancing a technical report to
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      Recommendation.</p>
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      <li><a href="#first-wd">Publication of the First Public Working Draft</a>,</li>
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      <li><a href="#hb-wd">Publication of zero or more revised Public Working
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          Drafts</a>.</li>
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      <li><a href="#last-call">Publication of a Last Call Candidate
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          Recommendation</a>.</li>
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      <li><a href="#rec-publication">Publication as a Recommendation</a>.</li>
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    </ol>
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    <p>W3C <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="#tr-end">end work on a
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        technical report</a> at any time.</p>
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    <p>The director <em class="rfc2119">may</em> refuse permission to advance
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      in maturity level, requiring a Working Group to conduct further work, and
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      <em class="rfc2119">may</em> require the specification to return to a
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      lower <a href="#maturity-level">maturity level</a>. The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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      <span class="from">(was in 7.4.6)</span> inform the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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        Committee</a> and group Chairs when a technical report has been refused
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      permission to advance in maturity level and returned to a Working Group
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      for further work.</p>
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    <h4 id="working-draft">7.4.1 Working Draft</h4>
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    <h5>7.4.1.a <a name="first-wd" id="first-wd">First Public Working Draft</a></h5>
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    <h4> </h4>
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    <p>To publish the First Public Working Draft of a document, in addition to
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      meeting the <a href="#transition-reqs">general requirements for
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        advancement</a> a Working Group</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li> <em class="rfc2119">should</em> document outstanding issues, and
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        parts of the document on which the Working Group does not have
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        consensus.</li>
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      <li> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> request publication of a Working Draft
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        even if it is unstable and does not meet all Working Group requirements.</li>
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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 patent disclosure
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      request, as per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-disclosure-requests">section
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        6.3</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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      See also <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-exclusion-with">section
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        of the W3C Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
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      for information about the policy implications of the First Public Working
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      Draft. </p>
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    <p class="new">A working group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish a
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      Working Draft to the W3C Technical Reports page every 6 months, or sooner
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      when there have been significant changes to the document that would
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      benefit from review from beyond the Working Group<em class="rfc2119"></em>.<span
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        class="from">(was must in @@ch4?)</span> </p>
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    <h5 id="revised-wd">7.4.1b Revised Public Working Drafts</h5>
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    <p>To publish a revised Working draft, a Working Group <span class="from">(copied
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        since this is not a new maturity level)</span> </p>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
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        publication. Consensus is not required, as this is a procedural step.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> provide public documentation of <a href="#substantive-change">substantive
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          changes</a> to the technical report since the previous Working Draft.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> provide public documentation of
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        significant <a href="#editorial-change">editorial changes</a> to the
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        technical report since the previous step.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report which, if any, of the Working
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        Group's requirements for this document have changed since the previous
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        step.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report any changes in dependencies
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        with other groups.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document outstanding issues and parts
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        of the document on which the Working Group does not have consensus.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> request publication of a Working Draft
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        even if it is unstable and does not meet all Working Group requirements.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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      <li><a href="#hb-wd">Revised Public Working Draft</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#last-call">Last Call Candidate recommendation</a>.</li>
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      <li><a href="#tr-end">Working Group Note</a></li>
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    </ul>
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    <h4><a class="mozTocH4" id="mozTocId87620"></a>7.4.2 <a name="last-call" id="last-call">Last
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        Call Candidate Recommendation </a></h4>
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    <p>To publish a Last Call Candidate recommendation, in addition to meeting
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      the <a href="#transition-reqs">general requirements for advancement</a> a
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      Working Group</p>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has met all
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        Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements have changed
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        or been deferred.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document changes to dependencies during
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        the development of the specification. </li>
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      <li class="new"><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 changed">must</em> <span class="from">(was should)</span>
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        be at least four weeks after publication, <span class="new">and <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
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          be longer for complex documents.</span></li>
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      <li class="new">If the document has previously been published as a Last
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        Call Candidate Recommendation, <em class="rfc2119">must</em> document
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        the changes since the previous Last Call Candidate Recommendation. </li>
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      <li class="changed"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the
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        specification has received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> identify features in the document that
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        are considered "at risk". These features <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
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        be removed before advancement to Recommendation without a requirement to
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        publish a new Last Call Candidate Recommendation.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
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      Last Call Candidate Recommendation to other W3C groups and to the public.
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    </p>
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    <p> This publication triggers a patent disclosure request, as per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-disclosure-requests">section
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        6.3</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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      See also <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-exclusion-with">section
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        of the W3C Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
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      for information about the policy implications of the Candidate
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      Recommendation. </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">Last Call Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#rec-publication">Request Recommendation status</a> (The
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        expected next step)</li>
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      <li><a href="#tr-end">Working Group Note</a></li>
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    </ul>
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    <p class="new">If there are any <a href="#substantive-change">substantive
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        changes</a> made to a Last Call Candidate Recommendation other than to
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      remove features explicitly identified as "at risk", the Working Group <em
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        class="rfc2119">must</em> repeat the full process of publication as a
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      Last Call Candidate Recommendation before the Working Group can request
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      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><a class="mozTocH4" id="mozTocId707682"></a>7.4.5 <a name="rec-publication"
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        id="rec-publication">Publication of a W3C Recommendation</a></h4>
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    <h5><a class="mozTocH5" id="mozTocId848355"></a><a name="lcrec-publication"
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        id="lcrec-publication">Publishing a Last Call Candidate Recommendation
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        as a W3C Recommendation</a></h5>
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    <p>To publish a Last Call Candidate Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation,
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      a Working Group</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> republish the document,
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        identifying it as the basis of a Request for Recommendation.</li>
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      <li><span class="changed"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show adequate <a
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            href="#implementation-experience">implementation experience</a>.</span><span
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          class="from">(said preferably should be two interoperable
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          implementations...)</span></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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        Last Call Candidate Recommendation review period have been formally
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        addressed.</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 <span class="from">(was in 7.3)</span></li>
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      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document how the testing and
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        implementation requirements identified as part of the transition to Last
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        Call Candidate Recommendation have been met.</li>
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      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> identify where errata are
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        tracked.</li>
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      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known
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        implementation.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> remove features identified in the Last
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        Call Candidate Recommendation document as "at risk" without repeating
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   595
        the transition to Last Call Candidate Recommendation. <span class="from">(was
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          in 7.4.3)</span> </li>
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    </ul>
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   598
    <p>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 href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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        Committee</a>. <span class="new">The Director<em class="rfc2119">should
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          not</em> provisionally approve a Request for publication of a W3C
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        Recommendation less than 35 days after the publication of the Last Call
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        Candidate Recommendation on which is it based. [editor's note - this is
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        to allow for the patent policy exclusion period to expire]</span></p>
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    <h5 id="rec-edited"><a class="mozTocH5" id="mozTocId961203"></a>Publishing
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   606
      an Edited Recommendation (See also <a href="#rec-modify">Modifying a
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        Recommendation</a> below)</h5>
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    <p>To publish an Edited Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation, a Working
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   609
      Group</p>
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    <ul class="new">
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      <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 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">should</em> document known implementation.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> address all errata.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <h5><a class="mozTocH5" id="mozTocId138350"></a>For all W3C Recommendations</h5>
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    <p>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 href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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        Committee</a>.</p>
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   622
    <p class="changed">The Advisory Committee review of the technical report <em
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        class="rfc2119">must</em> continue at least 28 days after the
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      announcement of provisional approval to publish the Edited Recommendation
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      as a W3C Recommendation. <span class="from">(was 7.4.4)</span> </p>
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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 <span class="new"><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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          general public</strong></span> and <em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a
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        href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
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        address</a> the comment <span class="new">at least 14 days before
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        publication as a W3C Recommendation</span>. 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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      the decision.</p>
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    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
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      W3C Recommendation to other W3C groups and to the public.</p>
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   638
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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diff changeset
   639
    <ul>
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      <li>A W3C Recommendation normally retains its status forever. However 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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   643
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> be <a href="#rec-rescind">rescinded</a>.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <h3><a class="mozTocH3" id="mozTocId151871"></a>7.5 <a name="tr-end" id="tr-end">Publishing
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        a Working Group <span class="new">or Interest Group</span> Note</a></h3>
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    <p class="new">Working Groups and Interest Groups publish material that is
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      not a formal specification as Notes. This may include supporting
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      documentation for a specification, such as requirements, use cases,
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      non-normative good practices and the like.</p>
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    <p>Work on a technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> cease at any
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      time. Work <em class="rfc2119 new">should</em> cease if W3C or a Working
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      Group determines that it cannot productively carry the work any further.
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      If the Director <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups.html#GeneralTermination">closes
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        a Working Group</a> W3C <em class="rfc2119 changed">must </em><span class="from">(was
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        should ...)</span> publish any unfinished specifications on the
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      Recommendation track as Working Group Notes. If a Working group decides,
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      or the Director requires the Working Group to discontinue work on a
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      technical report before completion <span class="changed">the Working
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        Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em></span> <span class="from">(...
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        but didn't say who should do this)</span> publish the document as a
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      Working Group Note. </p>
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    <p>In order to publish a Note a Working Group or Interest Group: <span class="from">(copied
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        since notes are excluded from the requirements to move to a new maturity
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        level)</span></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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        advancement.</li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> public documentation of significant
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        changes to the technical report since the previous publication.</li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
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    <ul>
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      <li>End state: A technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> remain a
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        Working Group Note indefinitely</li>
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      <li>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> resume work on the
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        technical report at any time, <span class="new">at the maturity level
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          the specification had before publication as a Note</span></li>
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    </ul>
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    <p>A document published as a Working Group Note does not imply any licensing
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      requirements, unless work is resumed and it is subsequently published as a
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      W3C Recommendation. See also 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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    <h3><a class="mozTocH3" id="mozTocId986536"></a>7.6 <a name="rec-modify" id="rec-modify">Modifying
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        a W3C Recommendation</a></h3>
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    <p>The following sections discuss the management of errors and the process
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      for making normative changes to a Recommendation.</p>
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    <h4><a class="mozTocH4" id="mozTocId565826"></a>7.6.1 <a name="errata" id="errata">Errata
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        Management</a></h4>
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    <p>Tracking errors is an important part of a Working Group's ongoing care of
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      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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      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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      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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      software.</p>
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    <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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      see the Team's <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication
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        Rules</a>.</p>
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    <p>A correction is first "proposed" by the Working Group. A correction
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      becomes normative -- of equal status as the text in the published
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      Recommendation -- through one of the processes described below. An errata
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      page <span class="rfc2119">MAY</span> include both proposed and normative
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   711
      corrections. The Working Group <span class="rfc2119">MUST</span> clearly
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      identify which corrections are proposed and which are normative.</p>
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    <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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   716
      changes to interested parties, notably when corrections are proposed or
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      become normative, according to the Team's requirements. For instance, the
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      Team might set up a mailing list per Recommendation where a Working Group
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      reports changes to an errata page.</p>
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    <h4><a class="mozTocH4" id="mozTocId347486"></a>7.6.2 <a name="correction-classes"
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   721
        id="correction-classes">Classes of Changes to a Recommendation</a></h4>
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    <p>This document distinguishes the following classes of changes to a
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   723
      Recommendation.</p>
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   724
    <dl>
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      <dt>1. No changes to text content</dt>
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      <dd>These changes include fixing broken links or invalid markup.</dd>
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   727
      <dt>2. Corrections that do not affect conformance</dt>
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   728
      <dd>Editorial changes or clarifications that do not change the technical
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   729
        content of the specification.</dd>
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   730
      <dt>3. Corrections that <span class="rfc2119">MAY</span> affect
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   731
        conformance, but add no new features</dt>
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   732
      <dd>These changes <span class="rfc2119">MAY</span> affect conformance to
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   733
        the Recommendation. A change that affects conformance is one that:
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   734
        <ol>
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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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   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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   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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   741
        </ol>
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   742
      </dd>
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   743
      <dt>4. New features</dt>
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   744
    </dl>
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   745
    <p>The first two classes of change require no technical review of the
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   746
      proposed changes, although a Working Group <span class="rfc2119">MAY</span>
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   747
      issue a Call for Review. The modified Recommendation is published
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   748
      according to the Team's requirements, including <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication
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   749
        Rules</a> [<a href="refs.html#ref-pubrules">PUB31</a>].</p>
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   750
    <p>For the third class of change, W3C requires:</p>
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   751
    <ol>
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   752
      <li>Review by the community to ensure the technical soundness of proposed
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   753
        corrections.</li>
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   754
      <li>Timely publication of the edited Recommendation, with corrections
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   755
        incorporated.</li>
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   756
    </ol>
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   757
    <p>For the third class of change, the Working Group <span class="rfc2119">MUST</span>
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      either:</p>
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   759
    <ol>
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   760
      <li>Request that the Director issue a <a href="#cfr-edited">Call for
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   761
          Review of an Edited Recommendation</a>, or</li>
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   762
      <li>Issue a <a href="#cfr-corrections">Call for Review of Proposed
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   763
          Corrections</a> that have not been incorporated into an edited draft
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   764
        (e.g., those listed on an errata page). After this review, the Director
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   765
        <span class="rfc2119">MAY</span> announce that the proposed corrections
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   766
        are normative.</li>
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   767
    </ol>
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   768
    <p>While the second approach is designed so that a Working Group can
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   769
      establish normative corrections quickly, it does not obviate the need to
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   770
      incorporate changes into an edited version of the Recommendation. In
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   771
      particular, when corrections are numerous or complex, integrating them
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   772
      into a single document is important for interoperability; readers might
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   773
      otherwise interpret the corrections differently.</p>
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   774
    <p>For the fourth class of change (new features), W3C <span class="rfc2119">MUST</span>
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   775
      follow the full process of <a href="#rec-advance">advancing a technical
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        report to Recommendation</a>.</p>
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    <h3><a class="mozTocH3" id="mozTocId990936"></a>7.7 <a name="rec-rescind" id="rec-rescind">Rescinding
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        a W3C Recommendation</a></h3>
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   779
    <p>W3C <em class="rfc2119">may</em> rescind a Recommendation, for example
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   780
      if the Recommendation contains many errors that conflict with a later
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   781
      version or if W3C discovers burdensome patent claims that affect
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   782
      implementers and cannot be resolved; see the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
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      and in particular <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Requirements">section
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        5</a> (bullet 10) and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-PAG-conclude">section
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   786
        7.5</a>. <span class="changed">A Working Group </span><span class="changed"><em
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          class="rfc2119">may</em> request the director to rescind a
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   788
        Recommendation which was a deliverable, or the Director </span><span class="changed"><em
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          class="rfc2119">may</em> directly propose to rescind a Recommendation.
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      </span><span class="from">(was "the Director calls for review when
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        satisfied that [it is necessary]")</span></p>
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    <p>To deprecate <em>part</em> of a Recommendation, W3C follows the process
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      for <a href="#rec-modify">modifying a Recommendation</a>.</p>
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    <p>Once W3C has published a Rescinded Recommendation, future W3C technical
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   795
      reports <em class="rfc2119">must not</em> include normative references to
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      that technical report.</p>
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   797
    <p>To propose rescinding a W3C Recommendation, a Working Group or the
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   798
      Director</p>
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   799
    <ul>
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      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish rationale for
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        rescinding the Recommendation.</li>
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      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known
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   803
        implementation.</li>
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   804
    </ul>
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   805
    <p>In addition a Working Group proposing to rescind</p>
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   806
    <ul class="new">
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind has
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        received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a></li>
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      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> show that the request to rescind is
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   810
        based on public comment</li>
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   811
    </ul>
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   812
    <p>In addition the Director, if proposing to rescind</p>
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   813
    <ul>
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   814
      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to
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        rescind is based on public comment</li>
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   816
    </ul>
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   817
    <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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   819
        href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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   820
        Committee</a>. The announcement <em class="rfc2119">must</em>:</p>
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   821
    <ol>
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   822
      <li>indicate that this is a Proposal to Rescind a Recommendation</li>
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   823
      <li>specify the deadline for review comments, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
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   824
        be at least <span class="time-interval">four weeks after publication </span></li>
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      <li>identify known dependencies and solicit review from all dependent
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   826
        Working Groups;</li>
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   827
      <li>solicit public review.</li>
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   828
    </ol>
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   829
    <p>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
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   830
        rel="glossary" title="Definition of Dissent"><span class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
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   831
      in Advisory Committee reviews, the director <span class="new"><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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   833
          public</strong></span>, 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 <span class="new">at least 14 days before
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   835
        publication</span> as a Rescinded Recommendation. In this case the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
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   836
        Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
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   837
      the decision.</p>
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   838
    <h3><a class="mozTocH3" id="mozTocId589973"></a>Good practices</h3>
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   839
    <p>Refer to <a href="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/Transitions">"How to
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   840
        Organize a Recommendation Track Transition"</a> in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/">Member
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   841
        guide</a> for practical information about preparing for the reviews and
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   842
      announcements of the various steps, and <a href="http://www.w3.org/2002/05/rec-tips">tips
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   843
        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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   844
    <div class="noprint">
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   845
      <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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   847
        </map>
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   848
      </div>
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   849
    </div>
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   850
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