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CFC: Approval process for Understanding documents

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 03:14:21 +0000
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Call For Consensus — ends Thursday June 8 at 11:00pm Boston time.

The Working Group has reviewed and approved two changes:

  1.  Understanding documents will be moved out of the TR space on the W3C web site. This will result in the Working Group being able to publish corrections to the Understanding document immediately with a CFC rather than publishing updates only every six months. In addition, it may reduce confusion caused by search engines indexing and retaining record of each dated version of the documents and offering those results to users searching for information – a change log will be available via GitHub commits for the pages.
  2.  The Working Group will do a CFC to clarify that the Understanding documents are approved prior to major releases (CR, REC) but that additions and changes to the content of the Understanding documents for WCAG 2.1 will be made in an iterative process as the group works on success criteria.

Per the discussion on the call, on-editorial corrections to already-published Understanding documents will require a CFC, but the main goal of #2 above is that the Working Group can quickly modify the Understanding content leading up to the major releases.

Survey results: https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/UnderstandingProcess/results

Call minutes: https://www.w3.org/2017/06/06-ag-minutes.html

If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have not been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you “not being able to live with” this decision, please let the group know before the CfC deadline.


Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility


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