We've got "stretch goals" and further reaching criteria that defines even greater success, but these items taken together are necessary and sufficient for our working group's efforts to be considered a success by the group itself.

  1. We produce a W3C recommendation
  2. There is buy in and uptake of the recommendation by browsers, web application developers, web site administrators, and users
  3. Capture relevant current best practice
  4. There is concensus by the WG that the recommendation is demonstrably better at aiding trust decisions than the state before the wg started