Re: CFC: Approval process for Understanding documents


Katie Haritos-Shea

On Jun 6, 2017 11:15 PM, "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <> 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:
> UnderstandingProcess/results
> Call minutes:
> 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

Received on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 03:16:58 UTC