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Re: CFC: Approval process for Understanding documents

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 23:16:24 -0400
Message-ID: <CAEy-OxGZhRZXuJ-oQqS0Lo+yXf24FkpHp2-1uBUF7OC8XADq2w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Katie Haritos-Shea

On Jun 6, 2017 11:15 PM, "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <akirkpat@adobe.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Andrew Kirkpatrick
> Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility
> Adobe
> akirkpat@adobe.com
> http://twitter.com/awkawk
Received on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 03:16:58 UTC

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