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Re: Proposed pubrules change for clearer indication of First Public/Last Call Working Draft at top of document

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:03:20 -0500
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>, "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <43AB5017-B18D-435D-A25F-CA0DBCBD6545@w3.org>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>

On 12 Mar 2013, at 1:57 PM, Marcos Caceres wrote:

> Hi Robin, 
> What's the rationale for this change? I see some suspicious characters ("Robin Berjon and Doug Schepers") were behind this. 

Today information that a document is Last Call is available in the status section. Since we want people to review LCWDs in particular, it was suggested we have a clearer signal at the top. This proposal puts the phrase "Last Call" just below the title. (Same with "First Public" where we also want to raise awareness.)

Ian

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> On Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 18:54, Robin Berjon wrote:
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>> Hi Prodders,
>> 
>> please see the message below for a change that concerns spec writing. 
>> Basically the <h2> that gives the status changes for FPWD and LC.
>> 
>> Note that if you're using ReSpec, you need not do anything as this 
>> change is already supported.
>> 
>> 
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org (mailto:ij@w3.org)>
>> Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:45:28 -0500
>> Cc: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org (mailto:denis@w3.org)>
>> 
>> Hello Chairs,
>> 
>> W3C technical reports have a "status header" below the title. 
>> Traditionally we have used "Working Draft" for all types of
>> Working Drafts. Based on input from Robin Berjon and Doug Schepers, I am 
>> proposing the following change to pubrules [1]
>> regarding the status header:
>> 
>> * FPWDs will say <h2>First Public Working Draft [date]</h2>
>> * LCWDs will say <h2>Last Call Working Draft [date]</h2>
>> * When both it will say: <h2>First Public and Last Call Working Draft 
>> [date]</h2>
>> 
>> Please let me know if you object to this change.
>> 
>> If there are no objections, I expect this calendar:
>> 
>> * 19 March: I will announce change and 4-week grace period. During the 
>> grace period the Webmaster will accept old and new
>> forms.
>> * 16 April: I will announce the change has been finalized. After this, 
>> the Webmaster will only accept the new form for new drafts.
>> 
>> The pubrules checker will accept both during the grace period. If you 
>> encounter any problems, please let us know. We won't announce the final 
>> adoption until we've fixed all reported bugs around this change.
>> 
>> Thank you,
>> 
>> Ian
>> 
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/Guide/pubrules
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>> Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org) http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
>> Tel: +1 718 260 9447
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> Marcos Caceres
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