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Re: updating milestone labels

From: Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 10:10:26 -0400
To: jeff.hodges@kingsmountain.com
Cc: W3C WebAuthn WG <public-webauthn@w3.org>
Message-ID: <572DF752.3070201@w3.org>
On 05/06/2016 08:46 PM, jeff.hodges@kingsmountain.com wrote:
>> On 05/06/2016 06:15 PM, jeff.hodges@kingsmountain.com wrote:
>>> Tony created two milestones in our w3c/webauthn repo..
>>>     https://github.com/w3c/webauthn/milestones
>>>     FPWD - First Public Working Draft - only issues that need to be resolved
>>> for
>>> the Second Public Working Draft
>>>     SPWD - Second Public Working Draft - only issues that need to be resolved
>>> for the Second Public Working Draft
>>> However, as Wendy informed us on the call last Tue, the W3C process doesn't
>>> have a notion of "second public working draft".  Rather, the next major
>>> process step is to promote the draft spec to "candidate recommendation"..
>>>     https://www.w3.org/2015/Process-20150901/#maturity-levels
>>> Note that a FPWD is allocated a spot in the W3C "TR" (technical report)
>>> namespace, namely..
>>>     https://www.w3.org/TR/<ShortNameHere>/
>>> Further note that we, the WG, can (and likely will) update our working draft
>>> spec copy in the TR namespace from time-to-time as our "editors' draft"
>>> matures (the latter (in rendered form) is: https://w3c.github.io/webauthn/).
>> Yup, the process (and good practice of keeping the /TR document a useful
>> reference to those following our work) also recommends publishing
>> periodic snapshots of the Editors' Draft.
> I believe we are effectively doing the latter by auto-snapshotting to the
> gh-pages branch upon merges to master, and thus published at
> https://w3c.github.io/webauthn/, yes?

Updating the gh-pages updates the editors' draft; pushing snapshots to 
/TR updates the Working Draft, the document people will find first if 
searching the W3C site. WDs link to editors' drafts and vice versa.

In case I confused things with W3C terminology:

Working Draft: what's published in /TR and gets patent commitments on 
publication to Recommendation

Editors' Draft: the draft editors are working on, here in gh-pages; 
usually pushed in periodic snapshots to /TR Working Drafts after FPWD.


>>> Thus I suggest we establish milestones as we go along for such updates to
>>> published-in-TR-namespace-working-draft along the lines of..
>>>     FPWD-00  (renamed present FPWD milestone (yes, milestone
>>>               names are updateable))
>>>     FPWD-01  (MS for next refresh of published-in-TR-namespace-working
>>>               -draft, target date TBD)
>>>     ..etc (if needed)..
>>>     CR       (renamed SPWD milestone with same target date
>>>               of 13-Sep-2013 (for now))
>>> WDYT?
>> Makes sense to me. (Possibly just WD-01, etc., since after FPWD, it's no
>> longer First.)
> good point, agree.
> =JeffH

Wendy Seltzer -- wseltzer@w3.org +1.617.715.4883 (office)
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