Adding a new change proposal
If you have a new change proposal, please:
- send that proposal to the public-tracking mailing list
- note in the subject that this is a "new change proposal"
- provide a clear rationale for the change
- clearly note the text change from the current editors' draft
- if your proposal draws on an existing issue, identify that existing issue by number ("issue-1", say)
W3C staff will consolidate your proposal with related change proposals or raise new issues as necessary. We will update the list of (in some cases, grouped) change proposals maintained on the wiki. Participants should feel free to consolidate proposals and make friendly amendments directly on the wiki; anyone with a W3C account can update pages on this wiki.
We will open issues as necessary to track change proposals (although in many cases multiple change proposals will be grouped to the same issue). Anyone in the Working Group may raise an Issue at any time (as always!). However, for issues to be assured consideration during our push to Last Call, an Issue must be raised before October 2nd, have a cogent rationale, and have a clear text change proposal. If you wish to raise an issue but don't have a change proposal, that may be better as a question for the group to consider in a later milestone or version. We have separate Compliance Current and Compliance Next products in the Tracker to collect such issues.
If you wish to re-raise an issue already decided by the group, note that we do not commonly re-open issues (or raise issues substantially the same as issues already decided); issues may be re-opened when new information is provided and at the discretion of the chair.
Editorial suggestions or friendly amendments to the editors' draft probably don't need to be tracked as issues/change proposals. Those comments are welcome (requested, even) on the mailing list. Include "editorial" in the subject line to cue the editors. Editors will continue to work through the editorial suggestions raised this summer, many of which have not been implemented yet.
(As originally described in email: logistics for gathering new change proposals)