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Fwd: Updating our /TR stylesheets

From: <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:45:21 +0200
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-Id: <17881429541121@webcorp01h.yandex-team.ru>

This is a proposal from W3C on how they might update style sheets used for recommendations. I'm not sure we need to respond as a group but feel free to do so as an individual, or to request we discuss this as a group.



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Subject: Updating our /TR stylesheets
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:53:21 -0400
From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
To: spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>

I'd like to find a path for W3C to update our /TR style sheets and since
we weren't able to do it so far, here is a radical change on how to do so.

First, since it's too complex to change documents that have been
published in the past, we must not try to do it. It has the
simplification that we're breaking the consistency of style between all
W3C documents but it allows us more forward.

Second, we shouldn't assume we need one new style and be done. Instead,
I'd like to enable ourselves to have progressive enhancements over the
years. It will also avoid having everyone trying to squeeze their own
ideas between of a once-in-a-lifetime chance to change the styles. To
make it easier on the tooling, we also need something predictable. So,
I'd like to propose that we allow ourselves to update the /TR style
sheets once per year, on January 1. All documents published in that year
would have to use the style, ensuring some consistency. Note that it
doesn't imply we have to change the style every year, but it gives us an
opportunity if we want to.

I added a set of guidelines and an hopefully simple process to do it:

Feedback is welcome.

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Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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