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RE: Updating our /TR stylesheets

From: Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:31:51 +0000
To: spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>
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Done for TTWG.

By the way, did you consider that the timeline for proposing final designs will often fall just before TPAC? You could deal with this in either direction: 1) make the deadline earlier so that whatever group approves the new style before the Director can resolve to accept a proposal to adopt it, during their TPAC meeting; 2) make the deadline later so that last-minute tweaks can be made by interested folk in the early hours during TPAC, for submission by the end of the week after TPAC.

hope all is well with you,



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From: Philippe Le Hegaret [plh@w3.org]
Sent: 17 April 2015 14:16
To: Chairs
Subject: Fwd: Updating our /TR stylesheets

Dear Chairs,

Please, circulate this proposal around your Groups and, especially, your
editors. I'd appreciate feedback on the proposal by the AC meeting.


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:        Updating our /TR stylesheets
Date:   Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:53:21 -0400
From:   Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@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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