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Process Intro/"101" doc comment replies

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 20:30:50 -0500
Message-ID: <44EBAFCA.4050201@w3.org>
To: Helle BjarnÝ <hbj@visinfo.dk>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org, Natasha LIPKINA <natasha_lipkina@hp.com>

EOWG, Helle, Natasha,

Some replies below:
> [>]
> Think 4 is to short.
> Still can't see if the public can send comments at stage 3 and 4. To me it looks as if 4 is only announced to the members and taking place in the members confidential space.

As the document states below, anyone can comment at any time. There is no stage that is announced only to members (afaik). 

The process doc says about commenting and timing: "Reviewers SHOULD NOT send substantive technical reviews late on the Recommendation track. Reviewers SHOULD NOT expect that a Working Group will readily make substantive changes to a mature document... Ordinarily, reviewers SHOULD NOT raise substantive technical issues about a technical report after the end of a Last Call review period." among other things at:
	http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#doc-reviews

I made some edits to make that more clear. 

> Suggest to introduce "technical report"  term at the beginning of the
> document avoid later confusion.

done

> Suggest to have consistency in describing each phase: e.g. what
> (definition and objective), review process (public comments, reiterative
> process), publishing status (where, when, how many revisions), public

In so much as there is consistent answers to these points, they are available at:
	http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#rec-advance

A primary goal is to keep this doc short. I've tried to list the most pertinent information at each stage. Suggestions for more consistent, and still short, wording welcome.

(fyi, My initial approach was to do something more like you suggest, e.g., the start of a table at:
	http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/w3c-process-old1 
but that didn't pan out.)

> announcements (when, where)

The same for all stages, as mentioned at the end of the document.

Best,
~ Shawn
Received on Wednesday, 23 August 2006 01:30:51 GMT

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