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Updating our /TR stylesheets

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 14:05:06 -0400
Message-ID: <55539252.4090404@w3.org>
To: spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>
All,

I am pleased to report that this project is now adopted and Elika Etemad 
(aka Fantasai) agreed to be the point person for 2015. She has now the 
difficult mission to propose the new design for documents published in 
the year 2016.

Many thanks to Elika and I'm looking forward for the change,

Philippe

On 04/16/2015 08:53 AM, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> 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:
>   https://github.com/w3c/tr-design/blob/gh-pages/README.md
>
> Feedback is welcome.
>
> Philippe
>
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