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Re: CFC: Approval process for Understanding documents

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 14:47:23 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvdJxYRxfPfTGOgbaborok6qhMT7uSfaReJkxuVWOVRKkQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Kindest Regards,

On 6/6/17, 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<mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com>
> http://twitter.com/awkawk

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 19:47:56 UTC

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