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Updating our /TR stylesheets

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:53:21 -0400
Message-ID: <552FB0C1.2020003@w3.org>
To: spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>
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:

Feedback is welcome.

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