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      <h1 class="title" id="title">Recommendation Track Process, draft proposal</h1>
      <h2 id="w3c-working-draft-20-september-2012"><abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium"></abbr>Editors'
-        Draft 20 July 2013</h2>
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        <dt>Editor:</dt>
        <dd><a href="mailto:[email protected]">Charles (McCathie) Nevile</a>,
          <a href="http://www.yandex.ru">Яндекс</a>—<a href="http://yandex.com">Yandex</a></dd>
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        <a href="http://www.ercim.eu/"><abbr title="European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics">ERCIM</abbr></a>,
        <a href="http://www.keio.ac.jp/">Keio</a>, <a href="http://ev.buaa.edu.cn/">Beihang</a>),
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      <h1 class="title" id="title">Recommendation Track Process, draft proposal</h1>
      <h2 id="w3c-working-draft-20-september-2012"><abbr title="World Wide Web Consortium"></abbr>Editors'
+        Draft 22 July 2013</h2>
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        <dt>Editor:</dt>
        <dd><a href="mailto:[email protected]">Charles (McCathie) Nevile</a>,
          <a href="http://www.yandex.ru">Яндекс</a>—<a href="http://yandex.com">Yandex</a></dd>
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        (<a href="http://www.csail.mit.edu/"><abbr title="Massachusetts Institute of Technology">MIT</abbr></a>,
        <a href="http://www.ercim.eu/"><abbr title="European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics">ERCIM</abbr></a>,
        <a href="http://www.keio.ac.jp/">Keio</a>, <a href="http://ev.buaa.edu.cn/">Beihang</a>),
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           licensing</a> rules apply. </p>
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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
-            chapter 7 of the W3C process document</a> with a more effective W3C
          Specification life cycle following the meeting of the W3C Advisory
          Board on 8 July 2013. This document is an editor's draft for the
          Advisory Board but does not yet fully reflect consensus. </p>
        <p>An earlier version was first proposed to the W3C Advisory Board on 13
          May 2013 as a possible replacement for the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html">current
+            chapter 7 of the W3C process document</a> with a more effective W3C
          Specification life cycle following the meeting of the W3C Advisory
          Board on 22 July 2013. This document is an editor's draft for the
          Advisory Board but does not yet fully reflect consensus. </p>
        <p>An earlier version was first proposed to the W3C Advisory Board on 13
          May 2013 as a possible replacement for the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html">current
             chapter 7 of the W3C process document</a>, and a <a href="http://yadi.sk/d/Zikwkr385JG8f">subsequent
-            version</a> was&nbsp; <a href="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2013May/0023.html">proposed</a>
          to the <a href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/">W3C Process
            Community Group</a> on 29 May 2013 by Charles Nevile &lt;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
          for discussion. The Advisory Board has agreed to make all editor's
          drafts public, to enable broad input. However, following the existing
          process, the Advisory Board retains formal responsibility for
          decisions on what it proposes to the Advisory Committee, and the
          adoption of any change to the process will follow the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/processdoc.html#GAProcess">existing
+            version</a> was <a href="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2013May/0023.html">proposed</a>
          to the <a href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/">W3C Process
            Community Group</a> on 29 May 2013 by Charles Nevile &lt;<a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
          for discussion. The Advisory Board has agreed to make all editor's
          drafts public, to enable broad input. However, following the existing
          process, the Advisory Board retains formal responsibility for
          decisions on what it proposes to the Advisory Committee, and the
          adoption of any change to the process will follow the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/processdoc.html#GAProcess">existing
             process for such changes</a>.</p>
        <p>I am grateful to the W3C Advisory Board, the W3C Process Community
          Group, Art Barstow, Robin Berjon, Wayne Carr, Marcos Cáceres, Tantek
          Çelik, Ian Hickson, Ian Jacobs, Ralph Swick, Anne van Kesteren, and
          many people I have forgotten to acknowledge for suggestions, comments
          and discussions the helped me sort out my thinking, and to Ora Lassila
          for the image that illustrates the normal process of a W3C
          Recommendation-track document. </p>
        <p>Please send comments on this document to, or participate in, the <a
            href="http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/">W3C
             Process Community Group</a>. Issues related to this proposal are
          tracked in that group's issue tracker using the product "<a href="https://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/products/1">Document
             Lifecycle (chapter 7)</a>"</p>
        Major changes:
        <ul>
          <li>Last Call and Candidate Recommendation have been collapsed
            together. Some of the requirements are therefore enforced earlier in
            the process.</li>
          <li>Proposed Recommendation is no longer a separate step. Advisory
            Committee review now begins at the same time as Last Call Candidate
            recommendation, and ends 4 weeks after the Working group has
            provisional approval for a Request to publish as a W3C
            Recommendation.</li>
          <li>The director is required to address AC review comments <strong>publicly</strong>,
            2 weeks <em>before</em> publication of a Recommendation.</li>
          <li>The chapter is about half the size it was. </li>
          <li>And it is in HTML5</li>
        </ul>
        <p>Editorially, I have tried to rationalize requirements, and clarify
          who is responsible for meeting them. I have also actively removed
          advice and general statements to keep this version short.</p>
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    <h2>7 <a name="Reports" id="Reports">W3C Technical Report Development
        Process</a></h2>
    <p>The W3C technical report development process is the set of steps and
      requirements followed by W3C <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups#GroupsWG">Working
-        Groups</a> to standardize Web technology. The W3C technical report
      development process is designed to </p>
    <ul>
      <li>support multiple specification development methodologies</li>
      <li>maximize <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-consensus"
          rel="glossary"
          title="Definition of Consensus"><span
            class="dfn-instance">consensus</span></a>
        about the content of stable technical reports</li>
      <li>ensure high technical and editorial quality</li>
      <li>promote consistency among specifications</li>
      <li>facilitate royalty-free, interoperable implementations of&nbsp; , and</li>
      <li>earn endorsement by W3C and the broader community. </li>
    </ul>
    <p>See also the licensing goals for W3C Recommendations in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Licensing">section
+        Groups</a> to standardize Web technology. The W3C technical report
      development process is designed to </p>
    <ul>
      <li>support multiple specification development methodologies</li>
      <li>maximize <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-consensus"
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        about the content of stable technical reports</li>
      <li>ensure high technical and editorial quality</li>
      <li>promote consistency among specifications</li>
      <li>facilitate royalty-free, interoperable implementations of Web
        Standards, and</li>
      <li>earn endorsement by W3C and the broader community. </li>
    </ul>
    <p>See also the licensing goals for W3C Recommendations in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Licensing">section
         2</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId303350">7.2.1 (from 7.6.2) Changes to a
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId89649">7.3 Reviews and Review Responsibilities</a></li>
      <li><a href="#mozTocId510412">7.4 Advancing a Technical Report to
          Recommendation</a>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId403357">7.4.1.a First Public Working Draft</a></li>
          <li><a href="#mozTocId918390">7.4.1.b "Heartbeat" Working Draft</a></li>
          <li><a href="#mozTocId200837">7.4.2 Last Call Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
          <li><a href="#mozTocId840424">7.4.5 Publication of a W3C
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              <li><a href="#mozTocId978114">Publishing a Last Call Candidate
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              <li><a href="#mozTocId128164">Publishing an Edited Recommendation
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId763911">7.5 Publishing a Working Group or Interest
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId924165">7.6 Modifying a W3C Recommendation</a>
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          <li><a href="#mozTocId436763">7.6.1 Errata Management</a></li>
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      <li><a href="#mozTocId203654">7.7 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</a></li>
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    <h3>General requirements for Technical Reports</h3>
    <p>Every document published as part of the technical report development
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+      </p>
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          Recommendation</a>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="#mozTocId403357">7.4.1.a First Public Working Draft</a></li>
          <li><a href="#mozTocId918390">7.4.1.b "Heartbeat" Working Draft</a></li>
          <li><a href="#mozTocId200837">7.4.2 Last Call Candidate Recommendation</a></li>
          <li><a href="#mozTocId840424">7.4.5 Publication of a W3C
              Recommendation</a>
            <ul>
              <li><a href="#mozTocId978114">Publishing a Last Call Candidate
                  Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation</a></li>
              <li><a href="#mozTocId128164">Publishing an Edited Recommendation
                  (See also Modifying a Recommendation below)</a></li>
              <li><a href="#mozTocId889945">For all W3C Recommendations</a></li>
            </ul>
          </li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li><a href="#mozTocId763911">7.5 Publishing a Working Group or Interest
          Group Note</a></li>
      <li><a href="#mozTocId924165">7.6 Modifying a W3C Recommendation</a>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="#mozTocId436763">7.6.1 Errata Management</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li><a href="#mozTocId203654">7.7 Rescinding a W3C Recommendation</a></li>
      <li><a href="#mozTocId957988">Good practices</a></li>
    </ul>
    <h3>General requirements for Technical Reports</h3>
    <p>Every document published as part of the technical report development
      process <em class="rfc2119 old">must</em> be a public document. The <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/">index
         of W3C technical reports</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-doc-list">PUB11</a>]
      is available at the W3C Web site. W3C will make every effort to make
      archival documents indefinitely available at their original address in
      their original form.</p>
    <p>Every document published as part of the technical report development
      process <em class="rfc2119 old">must</em> <span class="from">(was in
        7.8)</span> clearly indicate its <a href="#maturity-levels">maturity
        level</a>, and <em id="DocumentStatus" class="rfc2119">must</em> <span
        class="from">(was
         in 7.8.1)</span> include a section about the status of the document. The
      status section</p>
    <ul>
      <li><em class="rfc2119 changed">must</em> <span class="from">(was should
          in 7.8.1)</span> state who developed the specification, </li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119 changed">must</em> <span class="from">(was should
          in 7.8.1)</span> state how to send comments or file bugs, and where
        these are recorded, </li>
      <li> <em class="rfc2119">should</em> explain how the technology relates
        to existing international standards and related work inside or outside
        W3C,</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> <span class="from">(was in 7.8.1)</span>
        include expectations about next steps, and</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> <span class="from">(was in 7.8.1)</span>
        explain or link to an explanation of significant changes from the
        previous version.</li>
    </ul>
    <p>Every technical report published as part of the technical report
      development process is edited by one or more editors appointed by a Group
      Chair. It is the responsibility of these editors to ensure that the
      decisions of the group are correctly reflected in subsequent drafts of the
      technical report. An editor <em class="rfc2119">must</em> <span class="from">(was
         in 7.8)</span> be a participant, as a Member representative, Team
      representative, or Invited Expert in the group responsible for the
      document(s) they are editing. </p>
    <p>The Team is <em class="rfc2119">NOT REQUIRED</em> <span class="from">(was
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@
 4.1
         of the W3C Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
      for information about the policy implications of the First Public Working
      Draft. </p>
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#hb-wd">"Heartbeat" Working Draft</a></li>
      <li><a href="#last-call">Last Call - Candidate recommendation</a>.</li>
      <li><a href="#tr-end">Working Group Note</a></li>
    </ul>
    <h4>7.4.1.b <a name="hb-wd" id="hb-wd">"Heartbeat" Working Draft</a></h4>
    <p class="new">A working group <em class="rfc2119">should</em> publish a
      "Heartbeat" Public Working Draft every 6 months, or when there have been
      significant changes to the document that would benefit from review from
      beyond the Working Group<em class="rfc2119"></em>.<span class="from">(was
        must in @@ch4?)</span> </p>
    <p>A Heartbeat Working Draft is not an advancement in maturity level. To
      publish a Heartbeat Working draft, a Working Group <span class="from">(copied
         since this is not a new maturity level)</span> </p>
    <ul>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
        publication. Consensus is not required, as this is a procedural step.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> provide public documentation of <a href="#substantive-change">substantive
-          changes</a> to the technical report since the previous Working Draft.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> provide public documentation of
        significant <a href="#editorial-change">editorial changes</a> to the
        technical report since the previous step.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report which, if any, of the Working
        Group's requirements for this document have changed since the previous
        step.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report any changes in dependencies
        with other groups.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document the extent of consensus on
        the content, and outstanding issues on which the Working Group does not
        have consensus.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> request publication of a Working Draft
        even if it is unstable and does not meet all Working Group requirements.</li>
    </ul>
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#hb-wd">"Heartbeat" Working Draft</a></li>
      <li><a href="#last-call">Last Call - Candidate recommendation</a>.</li>
      <li><a href="#tr-end">Working Group Note</a></li>
    </ul>
    <h4>7.4.2 <a name="last-call" id="last-call">Last Call Candidate
        Recommendation </a></h4>
    <p>To publish a Last Call Candidate recommendation, in addition to the
      general requirements for advancement a Working Group</p>
    <ul>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has met all
        Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements have changed
        or been deferred.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document changes to dependencies during
        the development of the specification.<br>
      </li>
      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document the testing and
        implementation requirements (including test suites if required) to be
        met for requesting transition to Recommendation.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the deadline for comments, which
        <em class="rfc2119 changed">must</em> <span class="from">(was should)</span>
        be at least four weeks after publication, <span class="new">and <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
          be longer for complex documents.</span></li>
      <li class="new">If the document has previously been published as a Last
        Call Candidate Recommendation, <em class="rfc2119">must</em> document
        the changes since the previous Last Call Candidate Recommendation. </li>
      <li class="changed"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the
        specification has received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>.</li>
      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known
        implementation.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> identify features in the document that
        are considered "at risk". These features <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
        be removed before advancement to Recommendation without a requirement to
        publish a new Last Call Candidate Recommendation.</li>
    </ul>
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
      Last Call Candidate Recommendation to other W3C groups and to the public.
    </p>
    <p> This publication triggers a patent disclosure request, as per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-disclosure-requests">section
+          changes</a> to the technical report since the previous Working Draft.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> provide public documentation of
        significant <a href="#editorial-change">editorial changes</a> to the
        technical report since the previous step.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report which, if any, of the Working
        Group's requirements for this document have changed since the previous
        step.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> report any changes in dependencies
        with other groups.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document the extent of consensus on
        the content, and outstanding issues on which the Working Group does not
        have consensus.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> request publication of a Working Draft
        even if it is unstable and does not meet all Working Group requirements.</li>
    </ul>
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#hb-wd">"Heartbeat" Working Draft</a></li>
      <li><a href="#last-call">Last Call - Candidate recommendation</a>.</li>
      <li><a href="#tr-end">Working Group Note</a></li>
    </ul>
    <h4>7.4.2 <a name="last-call" id="last-call">Last Call Candidate
        Recommendation </a></h4>
    <p>To publish a Last Call Candidate recommendation, in addition to the
      general requirements for advancement a Working Group</p>
    <ul>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the specification has met all
        Working Group requirements, or explain why the requirements have changed
        or been deferred.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document changes to dependencies during
        the development of the specification. </li>
      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document the testing and
        implementation requirements (including test suites if required) to be
        met for requesting transition to Recommendation.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> specify the deadline for comments, which
        <em class="rfc2119 changed">must</em> <span class="from">(was should)</span>
        be at least four weeks after publication, <span class="new">and <em class="rfc2119">should</em>
          be longer for complex documents.</span></li>
      <li class="new">If the document has previously been published as a Last
        Call Candidate Recommendation, <em class="rfc2119">must</em> document
        the changes since the previous Last Call Candidate Recommendation. </li>
      <li class="changed"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the
        specification has received <a href="#wide-review">wide review</a>.</li>
      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known
        implementation.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> identify features in the document that
        are considered "at risk". These features <em class="rfc2119">may</em>
        be removed before advancement to Recommendation without a requirement to
        publish a new Last Call Candidate Recommendation.</li>
    </ul>
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the publication of a
      Last Call Candidate Recommendation to other W3C groups and to the public.
    </p>
    <p> This publication triggers a patent disclosure request, as per <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-disclosure-requests">section
         6.3</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
        Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].
       See also <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-exclusion-with">section
 4.1
@@ -40,8 +40,7 @@
           requirement is liable to change. It is tracked in <a href="https://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/26">ISSUE-26</a>
          and <a href="https://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/27">ISSUE-27</a></span></li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has been <a href="#wide-review">widely
           reviewed</a></li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that all issues raised during Last
        Call Candidate Recommendation have been formally addressed.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must </em>identify any substantive issues raised
        since the close of the review period by parties other than Advisory
        Committee representatives <span class="from">(was in 7.3)</span></li>
      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> document how the testing and
        implementation requirements identified as part of the transition to Last
        Call Candidate Recommendation have been met.</li>
      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> identify where errata are
        tracked.</li>
      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known
        implementation.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">may</em> remove features identified in the Last
        Call Candidate Recommendation document as "at risk" without repeating
        the transition to Last Call Candidate Recommendation. <span class="from">(was
           in 7.4.3)</span> </li>
    </ul>
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the provisional
      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
-        Committee</a>. <span class="new">The Director&nbsp;<em class="rfc2119">should
-          not</em> provisionally approve a Request for publication of a W3C
        Recommendation less than 35 days after the publication of the Last Call
        Candidate Recommendation on which is it based. [editor's note - this is
        to allow for the patent policy exclusion period to expire]</span></p>
    <h5 id="rec-edited">Publishing an Edited Recommendation (See also <a href="#rec-modify">Modifying
+        Committee</a>. <span class="new">The Director<em class="rfc2119">should
          not</em> provisionally approve a Request for publication of a W3C
        Recommendation less than 35 days after the publication of the Last Call
        Candidate Recommendation on which is it based. [editor's note - this is
        to allow for the patent policy exclusion period to expire]</span></p>
    <h5 id="rec-edited">Publishing an Edited Recommendation (See also <a href="#rec-modify">Modifying
         a Recommendation</a> below)</h5>
    <p>To publish an Edited Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation, a Working
      Group</p>
    <ul class="new">
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> republish the document, identifying it
        as the basis of a Request for Recommendation.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the document has been
        available for effective public review.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known implementation.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> address all errata.</li>
    </ul>
    <h5>For all W3C Recommendations</h5>
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the provisional
      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
         Committee</a>.</p>
    <p class="changed">The Advisory Committee review of the technical report <em
        class="rfc2119">must</em>
      continue at least 28 days after the announcement of provisional approval
      to publish the Edited Recommendation as a W3C Recommendation. <span class="from">(was
         7.4.4)</span> </p>
    <p>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
        rel="glossary"
        title="Definition of Dissent"><span
          class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
      in Advisory Committee reviews, the director <span class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em>
        publish the substantive content of the dissent to W3C <strong>and the
          general public</strong></span> and <em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a
        href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
@@ -52,14 +51,14 @@
         should ...)</span> publish any unfinished specifications on the
      Recommendation track as Working Group Notes. If a Working group decides,
      or the Director requires the Working Group to discontinue work on a
      technical report before completion <span class="changed">the Working
        Group <em class="rfc2119">should</em></span> <span class="from">(...
        but didn't say who should do this)</span> publish the document as a
      Working Group Note. </p>
    <p>In order to publish a Note a Working Group or Interest Group: <span class="from">(copied
         since notes are excluded from the requirements to move to a new maturity
        level)</span></p>
    <ul>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> record the group's decision to request
        advancement.</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> public documentation of significant
        changes to the technical report since the previous publication.</li>
    </ul>
    <p>Possible next steps:</p>
    <ul>
      <li>End state: A technical report <em class="rfc2119">may</em> remain a
        Working Group Note indefinitely</li>
      <li>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">may</em> resume work on the
        technical report at any time, <span class="new">at the maturity level
          the specification had before publication as a Note</span></li>
    </ul>
    <p>A document published as a Working Group Note does not imply any licensing
      requirements, unless work is resumed and it is subsequently published as a
      W3C Recommendation. See also the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
         Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>].</p>
    <h3>7.6 <a name="rec-modify" id="rec-modify">Modifying a W3C Recommendation</a></h3>
    <p>The following sections discuss the management of errors and the process
      for making normative changes to a Recommendation.</p>
    <h4>7.6.1 Errata Management</h4>
    <p>Working Groups <em class="rfc2119">must</em> track errata on an "errata
      page." An errata page is a list of enumerated errors, possibly accompanied
      by corrections. Each Recommendation links to an errata page; see the
      Team's <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules">Publication Rules</a>.
      The Working Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em> identify which
      corrections are normative. [Editor's note: What happens when the working
      group closes? Are normative changes really normative? Doesn't, or
      shouldn't it depend on the type of change?]</p>
    <p>Some changes are allowed for a W3C Recommendation, but most changes will
      only be allowed to be made by publishing an Edited Recommendation or a new
      Recommendation.</p>
    <dl>
      <dt>No changes to text content</dt>
      <dd>These changes include fixing broken links or invalid markup. W3C <em
          class="rfc2119">may</em>
        do this without announcement. <span class="from">(was not clear who
          could do this)</span></dd>
      <dt><a href="#editorial-change">Editorial changes</a> or <a class="changed"
          href="#substantive-correction">Substantive
-          corrections</a></dt>
      <dd>&nbsp;A Working Group or W3C <em class="rfc2119 changed">must</em>
        request a PER for this. <span class="from">(No review was required, and
          this could be done in errata)</span></dd>
      <dt><a href="#substantive-correction">Substantive corrections</a> that add
        no new features</dt>
      <dd>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em> create a Proposed
        Edited Recommendation or a new Recommendation to make such changes. <span
          class="from">(Was:
+          corrections</a></dt>
      <dd>A Working Group or W3C <em class="rfc2119 changed">must</em> request
        a PER for this. <span class="from">(No review was required, and this
          could be done in errata)</span></dd>
      <dt><a href="#substantive-correction">Substantive corrections</a> that add
        no new features</dt>
      <dd>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em> create a Proposed
        Edited Recommendation or a new Recommendation to make such changes. <span
          class="from">(Was:
           W3C requires community review and timely publication, although it
          appears that it could be done via errata)</span> </dd>
      <dt><a href="#substantive-change">Substantive changes</a> that add New
        features</dt>
      <dd>A Working Group <em class="rfc2119">must</em> follow the full process
        of advancing a technical report to Recommendation to make such changes.</dd>
    </dl>
    <h3>7.7 <a name="rec-rescind" id="rec-rescind">Rescinding a W3C
        Recommendation</a></h3>
    <p>W3C <em class="rfc2119">may</em> rescind a Recommendation, for example
      if the Recommendation contains many errors that conflict with a later
      version or if W3C discovers burdensome patent claims that affect
      implementers and cannot be resolved; see the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy">W3C
         Patent Policy</a> [<a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/refs.html#ref-patentpolicy">PUB33</a>]
      and in particular <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-Requirements">section
         5</a> (bullet 10) and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy#sec-PAG-conclude">section
         7.5</a>. <span class="changed">A Working Group </span><span class="changed"><em
          class="rfc2119">may</em>
        request the director to rescind a Recommendation which was a
        deliverable, or the Director </span><span class="changed"><em class="rfc2119">may</em>
        directly propose to rescind a Recommendation. </span><span class="from">(was
         "the Director calls for review when satisfied that [it is necessary]")</span></p>
    <p>To deprecate <em>part</em> of a Recommendation, W3C follows the process
      for <a href="#rec-modify">modifying a Recommendation</a>.</p>
    <p>Once W3C has published a Rescinded Recommendation, future W3C technical
      reports <em class="rfc2119">must not</em> include normative references to
      that technical report.</p>
    <p>To propose rescinding a W3C Recommendation, a Working Group or the
      Director</p>
    <ul>
      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> publish rationale for
        rescinding the Recommendation.</li>
      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">should</em> document known
        implementation.</li>
    </ul>
    <p>In addition a Working Group proposing to rescind</p>
    <ul class="new">
      <li><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to rescind has
        been available for effective public review</li>
      <li><em class="rfc2119">should</em> show that the request to rescind is
        based on public comment</li>
    </ul>
    <p>In addition the Director, if proposing to rescind</p>
    <ul>
      <li class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em> show that the request to
        rescind is based on public comment</li>
    </ul>
    <p>The Director <em class="rfc2119">must</em> announce the proposal to
      rescind a W3C Recommendation to other W3C groups, the public, and the <a
        href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
-        Committee</a>. The announcement <em class="rfc2119">must</em>:</p>
    <ol>
      <li>indicate that this is a Proposal to Rescind a Recommendation</li>
      <li>specify the deadline for review comments, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
        be at least <span class="time-interval">four weeks after publication<br>
        </span></li>
      <li>identify known dependencies and solicit review from all dependent
        Working Groups;</li>
      <li>solicit public review.</li>
    </ol>
    <p>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
        rel="glossary"
        title="Definition of Dissent"><span
          class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
      in Advisory Committee reviews, the director <span class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em>
        publish the substantive content of the dissent to W3C <strong>and the
          public</strong></span>, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
+        Committee</a>. The announcement <em class="rfc2119">must</em>:</p>
    <ol>
      <li>indicate that this is a Proposal to Rescind a Recommendation</li>
      <li>specify the deadline for review comments, which <em class="rfc2119">must</em>
        be at least <span class="time-interval">four weeks after publication </span></li>
      <li>identify known dependencies and solicit review from all dependent
        Working Groups;</li>
      <li>solicit public review.</li>
    </ol>
    <p>If there was any <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#def-Dissent"
        rel="glossary"
        title="Definition of Dissent"><span
          class="dfn-instance">dissent</span></a>
      in Advisory Committee reviews, the director <span class="new"><em class="rfc2119">must</em>
        publish the substantive content of the dissent to W3C <strong>and the
          public</strong></span>, and <em class="rfc2119">must</em> <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#formal-address">formally
         address</a> the comment <span class="new">at least 14 days before
        publication</span> as a Rescinded Recommendation. In this case the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/organization.html#AC">Advisory
         Committee</a> <em class="rfc2119">may</em> <a href="#ACAppeal">appeal</a>
      the decision.</p>
    <h3>Good practices</h3>
    <p>Refer to <a href="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/Transitions">"How to
        Organize a Recommendation Track Transition"</a> in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Guide/">Member
         guide</a> for practical information about preparing for the reviews and
      announcements of the various steps, and <a href="http://www.w3.org/2002/05/rec-tips">tips
-        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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