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Re: [dxwg] Are we superseding DCAT 1 or not once DCAT 2 is a REC? (#1177)

From: makxdekkers via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:28:53 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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As I see it, documents published in the process of developing and maintaining evergreen recommendations take part in two chains:

1. the REC chain, i.e. REC1, REC2, REC3
2. the development chain, i.e. RECx comes about through WD1, WD2, .., CR, PR, REC

Both chains need to be reflected in a very clear way in the document metadata of every document in either chain.

In the REC chain there are several possible relationships between subsequent RECs: 
- the new REC is backward compatible with the old REC
- the new REC is not backward compatible with the old REC (in which case, maybe the old REC is the end of its chain, and the new REC starts a new chain?)
- the old REC is 'wrong' in some way and must be withdrawn or deprecated
- maybe more?

These relationships could maybe be expressed with a controlled status vocabulary: under development, completed, superseded, deprecated, withdrawn etc.

How can we develop such a policy? 

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