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Process for going to FPWD: Review the spec!

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:17:45 +0200
Message-ID: <502944C9.4010101@w3.org>
To: "public-webcrypto@w3.org" <public-webcrypto@w3.org>

Note that before we go to FPWD, it is the *duty* of every WG member to 
give the spec thorough review. The process goes like this:

1) The editor(s) send an email to the WG mailing list signalling they 
believe the spec is ready for consensus. Note that, again, it is OK and 
at this stage even encouraged to publish with to open issues.

2) In that case, each Working Group member should read the spec and 
respond with comments, if any. In the case of open issues, you are 
determining if you agree how they phrased the open issues, including any 
discussion of alternatives. Also, note you may comment on grammatical 
and minor formatting issues as well. You should clearly delineate 
changes to the spec that require substantive changes and those that do not.

3) The editor should respond to each of the changes, either committing 
them or explaining why not.

4) At the next WG member, the WG proposes to have formal consensus on 
the spec.

5) If formal consensus is gained, then W3C staff check the formatting of 
the spec and begin working with W3C Communications Team to publish the 
spec. Specs are generally published Tuesday and Thursday. The FPWD will 
get a new directory home separate from the Editors draft.

   thanks everyone,
Received on Monday, 13 August 2012 18:17:54 UTC

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