Re: CFC: Approval process for Understanding documents


On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 10:16 PM, Katie Haritos-Shea <>

> +1
> Katie Haritos-Shea
> 703-371-5545 <(703)%20371-5545>
> 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:
>> /35422/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,
>> AWK
>> Andrew Kirkpatrick
>> Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility
>> Adobe

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