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Dated versions of TAG work plan and product pages

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:00:17 -0400
Message-ID: <4EA58B91.5010806@arcanedomain.com>
To: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
We seem to be getting some value out of tracking our work using the "work 
plan" [1] and "product" pages that we introduced a few months ago.

To serve as the proper record of our commitments over time, I think we need 
to freeze dated copies when significant changes are made. Accordingly, you 
will now find at the top of [1], and also at the top of most of the product 
pages linked from that, a box with the "Latest/This version/Previous 
versions" that are customary on dated W3C publications. My intention is 
that the dated versions will befrozen once they are listed as "previous".

Most of the editing of these things falls to me, and it's a significant 
nuisance, but I think it's worth it as a way of sharing with the community 
what we promised, and how well we've done in keeping those promises. At 
some point, if I have the energy, I may start putting an explicit change 
log at the bottom (e.g. 10/25/2011 -- slipped date on all deliverables by 2 
years); for now, you have to go back through the previous versions to see 
how plans have changed.

TAG Members: please make world readable dated copies of any product pages 
you change, and please update the front matter accordingly, particularly 
when making edits that affect the content or promised dates for 
deliverables.  Thank you.

BTW: I'm updating the individual product pages as I encounter them, so not 
all are done yet. Where the history seems significant, and where CVS is 
working right (there seem to be some bad history records), I've extracted 
some early versions of the product pages and dated them. In other cases, 
history will "begin" today, and the first frozen version will correspond to 
whatever is current as of 24 October 2011.

Thank you.

Noah

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/products/
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