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Re: Updating our /TR stylesheets

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 14:05:46 -0400
Message-ID: <5553927A.8060409@w3.org>
To: spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>
CC: fantasai@inkedblade.net
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On 05/13/2015 02:05 PM, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> All,
> I am pleased to report that this project is now adopted and Elika 
> Etemad (aka Fantasai) agreed to be the point person for 2015. She has 
> now the difficult mission to propose the new design for documents 
> published in the year 2016.
> Many thanks to Elika and I'm looking forward for the change,
> Philippe
> On 04/16/2015 08:53 AM, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
>> 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:
>>   https://github.com/w3c/tr-design/blob/gh-pages/README.md
>> Feedback is welcome.
>> Philippe
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