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Findings versioning policy

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 18:39:30 -0500
Message-ID: <3DC70532.3000707@w3.org>
To: www-tag@w3.org

Dear www-tag,

I've added the following policy information to the TAG's
findings page [1] per the resolution at the 4 Nov 2002
teleconference [2].

  - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/findings
[2] http://www.w3.org/2002/11/04-tag-summary#findings


   At its 4 Nov 2002 teleconference, the TAG agreed to adopt
   the following policy for managing findings versions.

   A finding draft should be treated like a W3C technical

    * After announcement of a draft, we don't modify it.
    * Each draft has a latest/this version URI and links to
      the previous version.
    * The status section of a finding draft indicates whether
      the document is a draft/for review in light of TAG
      consensus/ accepted by the TAG.

   Having accepted a finding:

     * For minor changes thereafter, we continue to publish
       updates using the same "latest version URI" (i.e.,
       it remains part of the same document series). It is
       possible for the latest version of the series to be
      "not yet accepted". That should be a temporary state,
       however. Findings in an intermediate state should refer
       to the previous accepted version.

     * For major changes, we can start a new series (with a
       different "latest version URI"). If we start a new
       series, the new series should explain its relation
       to the old one (e.g., whether the new series supersedes
       the old series).

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447
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