This is the W3C Communications Team's policy regarding the in-place modification of some W3C Technical reports. See also the Persistence Policy for technical reports.
The only modifications allowed in place are:
Except for those changes required by this policy in section four, no in-place changes to the text of a document, besides some visible status updates, are permitted, however minor.
The Webmaster must ensure that the original version of the document (i.e., before the in-place modification) is available in CVS.
Note: The public should have access to the original version through a public read-only CVS server. One approach is to rename the original files and link to them from the status section of the new doc. The old docs should have updated status to indicate that they have been superseded and why.
W3C Recommendation 15 March 2003 (Format and link errors corrected 1 Jan 2004)
Editors (or others) send a request to the Webmaster, cc'ing the project management lead, webreq, and w3t-comm. The request must include:
If these conditions are met, the Webmaster will replace the published documents with the modified ones.
A revised Working Draft may be modified in-place only if the modifications are done on the same day of the original publication (Boston time). There are no restrictions on the set of permitted modifications and there is no need to indicate the changes in the document. Republication is achieved using the W3C automatic publishing system.
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