This document explains how someone send Submission requests to the DOM public mailing list, or withdraw them. The DOM Bindings Submission process allows anyone to propose DOM bindings for consideration for the DOM repository. The formal process affords Submitters a record of their contribution and gives them a mechanism for disclosing the details of the transaction with the W3C (including IPR claims).
note of the editor: This document was inspired by How to make or withdraw a Member Submission request (member only).
Submitters are encouraged to prepare a Submission request by following the DOM Bindings Submission template. The request must include the following information:
The Submission request must also address the following questions:
The Submitter (one or more Submitters represented by one of them) sends the DOM Bindings Submission request to email@example.com. When several Submitters participate in a DOM Bindings Submission request, only one must send the request. The other submitters must be copied on the request.
In separate email to firstname.lastname@example.org, others submitters must confirm their support of the DOM Bindings Submission request. This email should not contain the original DOM Bindings Submission package.
The Team should notify the Submitter promptly that the DOM Bindings Submission package has been received. If for any reason the DOM Bindings Submission request is deemed incomplete or incorrect by the W3C Team (e.g., the DOM Bindings Submission package lacks information, confirmations of position statements have not been received, etc.) The W3C Team must send a validation notice to the Submitter as soon as the Team has reviewed any Submission request and judged it complete and correct.
Prior to acknowledgment, the Submitter must not, under any circumstances, refer to a document as "submitted as a DOM Bindings" or "under consideration for the DOM Bindings repository" or any similar phrase in communication. The Submitter must not imply in public communication that W3C is working (with the Submitter) on the material in the DOM Bindings Submission request. The Submitter may publish the documents in the DOM Bindings Submission request prior to acknowledgment (without reference to the DOM Bindings Submission request).
At any time prior to acknowledgment, any Submitter may withdraw support for a DOM Bindings Submission request by sending a request to withdraw to email@example.com. The request must include the name of the Submitter and the subject of the DOM Bindings Submission request. The request may include rationale for the withdrawal, but this is not required.
A DOM Bindings Submission request is "withdrawn" when no submitting Members support it.
You will need to provide an XHTML1.0 documentation of your bindings with any appropriate related files (programming language source files, copyright files, ...). All XHTML1.0 documents must be XHTML1.0 and CSS2 valid, without broken links, and conformant to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Level A. Use the WCAG 1.0 Checklist (5 May 1999 version). There must be an absolute link to the W3C TR base style sheet as follows. Any internal style sheets are cascaded before this link; i.e. the internal style sheets must not override the W3C tech report styles.
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/TR/base" />
The W3C name cannot be used in the documentation and the package name cannot contain "w3c".
Each file must contain the following statement:
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