W3C Process Document
The W3C Process Document undergoes
similar consensus-building processes as documents that are part of the
Recommendation Track process, with the Advisory
Board acting as the sponsoring Working Group.
The Advisory Board initiates review of a Process Document as follows:
- The Chair of the Advisory Board sends a Call for Review to the Advisory
Committee and other W3C groups.
- After comments have been formally
addressed and the document possibly modified, the Team seeks endorsement
from the Members by initiating an Advisory
Committee review of a Proposed Process Document. The review period MUST last at least four
- After the Advisory Committee
review, if there is consensus, the Team enacts the new process officially
by announcing the W3C decision to
the Advisory Committee. If there was dissent, Advisory Committee
representatives MAY appeal the decision.
W3C MAY also modify a Process Document by
following the processes for modifying a
Reviews of the Process Document are not public reviews.