By long-standing policy W3C restricts in-place modifications of Technical Reports to repairing broken markup, broken links, broken style sheets, and to indicate the availability of a newer version. In February 2016 W3C amended that policy to also allow changes to the name of an individual who is identified in a Recommendation or (final) Group Note for the purpose of matching gender identity.
This document lists some frequently asked questions about the In-place edit policy for transgender name changes and provides answers to those questions. This document is purely informative.
No. The updates permitted within the policy for transgender name changes are to reduce the risk of undue attention and unlawful discrimination against certain individuals consistent with W3C's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. In establishing this policy W3C has relied upon other legal precedents for updating historical records.
Documents published on the W3C Recommendation Track are updated regularly as the Working Group advances its deliverables. Name changes, affiliation changes, etc. may be made by the document editor in new versions of those documents. In-place updates to previously published versions are not covered by this policy. Email archives will not be changed other than as specified in our archive editing policy.
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