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[Bug 12776] Define process for deciding whether a draft is REC-track or Note-track

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Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> 2011-05-31 12:54:50 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> Perhaps there should be some clearer guidelines to help editors decide whether
> their work should be Rec or Note?  I'd say any draft which is only meant to
> provide guidance for a select community, such as authors, should be note.  Any
> draft intended to describe an authoring language profile, by reference to the
> normative requirements of another spec, should be note. Any draft that does not
> intend to provide any normative implementation requirements should be note.
> 
> Conversely, any draft that seeks to define normative requirements for features,
> which are not also normatively defined in another spec from this group, should
> be rec.
> 
> Guidelines like these would mean that drafts like the polyglot guidlines, alt
> text guidelines, markup language reference or authoring reference/guides should
> be note.  However, specs like 2D Canvas, Microdata, HTML+RDFa, etc. would be on
> the Rec track.

Lachlan, is this type of distinction backed by a W3C definition of what can be
a REC and what can't?

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