ISSUE-141: Improve Errata management in W3C

Errata

Improve Errata management in W3C

State:
OPEN
Product:
Process Document
Raised by:
Jeff Jaffe
Opened on:
2014-09-18
Description:
How to motivate the W3C Community and WGs to expeditiously and consistently issue errata? In the modern specification development world, agile development methodologies ensure that most "standards" continue to evolve. Also, with a larger number of distinct products implementing W3C standards, we are more likely to find bugs and errata.

For reasons of process and practice, W3C working groups do not necessarily issue errata in an expeditious fashion. We should fix the W3C Process so that it encourages groups to consistently issue errata. We should also explore Best Practices that groups could adopt to improve their handling of this issue.
Related Actions Items:
Related emails:
  1. Re: Call for Review, W3C Process2015 (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2015-03-20)
  2. Re: New Process Draft... - diff without must, should ... (from wayne.carr@linux.intel.com on 2015-03-06)
  3. Re: New Process Draft... (from wayne.carr@linux.intel.com on 2015-03-06)
  4. Call for Review, W3C Process2015 (from jeff@w3.org on 2015-03-06)
  5. 2nd Draft Announcement of Process2015 Wide Review (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-03-03)
  6. Draft Announcement of Process2015 Wide Review (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-03-02)
  7. RE: w3process-ISSUE-155 (Errata Access in RECs): Errata access from TR page [Process Document] (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-02-09)
  8. Re: w3process-ISSUE-155 (Errata Access in RECs): Errata access from TR page [Process Document] (from jeff@w3.org on 2015-02-09)
  9. Re: w3process-ISSUE-155 (Errata Access in RECs): Errata access from TR page [Process Document] (from singer@apple.com on 2015-02-09)
  10. Issue timing Re: w3process-ISSUE-155 (Errata Access in RECs): Errata access from TR page [Process Document] (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2015-02-08)
  11. w3process-ISSUE-156 (Errata vs REC track process): Do we need separate Errata and REC Track Processes? [Process Document] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2015-02-08)
  12. RE: w3process-ISSUE-155 (Errata Access in RECs): Errata access from TR page [Process Document] (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-02-07)
  13. Re: w3process-ISSUE-155 (Errata Access in RECs): Errata access from TR page [Process Document] (from jeff@w3.org on 2015-02-07)
  14. w3process-ISSUE-155 (Errata Access in RECs): Errata access from TR page [Process Document] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2015-02-07)
  15. Re: errata again, responding to the november proposal (from singer@apple.com on 2015-01-20)
  16. RE: errata again, responding to the november proposal (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-01-19)
  17. Re: errata again, responding to the november proposal (from wayne.carr@linux.intel.com on 2015-01-19)
  18. Re: Agenda Process Document Task Force 20 January 2015a (from singer@apple.com on 2015-01-19)
  19. Agenda Process Document Task Force 20 January 2015a (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-01-19)
  20. RE: errata again, responding to the november proposal (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-01-19)
  21. call is at 1500Z (not 1400) EoM Re: Agenda Process Document Task Force 13 January 2015a (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2015-01-13)
  22. Re: Errata - a proposal (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2015-01-13)
  23. Re: Errata - a proposal (from singer@apple.com on 2015-01-12)
  24. Agenda Process Document Task Force 13 January 2015a (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-01-12)
  25. Re: Errata - a proposal (from art.barstow@gmail.com on 2015-01-12)
  26. Re: Errata - a proposal (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2015-01-11)
  27. RE: Errata - a proposal (from szilles@adobe.com on 2015-01-11)
  28. Errata - a proposal (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2015-01-10)
  29. Agenda Process Document Task Force 16 December 2014; Last Telcon of 2014; correcting the date (from szilles@adobe.com on 2014-12-16)
  30. Agenda Process Document Task Force 17 December 2014; Last Telcon of 2014 (from szilles@adobe.com on 2014-12-15)
  31. Agenda Process Document Task Force 10 December 2014 (from szilles@adobe.com on 2014-12-08)
  32. RE: WHATWG/W3C collaboration proposal and the discussion of Issue-141 (from szilles@adobe.com on 2014-11-25)
  33. Re: Agenda Process Task Force Telcon on 11 November, 2014 (from singer@apple.com on 2014-11-11)
  34. Re: Agenda Process Task Force Telcon on 21 October (from jay@kishigami.net on 2014-10-22)
  35. Re: Agenda Process Task Force Telcon on 21 October (from singer@apple.com on 2014-10-21)
  36. Re: Agenda Process Task Force Telcon on 21 October (from art.barstow@gmail.com on 2014-10-20)
  37. Re: Proposal for Publishing REC Errata (from singer@apple.com on 2014-10-17)
  38. Re: Proposal for Publishing REC Errata (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2014-10-17)
  39. Re: Proposal for Publishing REC Errata (from wayne.carr@linux.intel.com on 2014-10-15)
  40. Re: Proposal for Publishing REC Errata (from jeff@w3.org on 2014-10-15)
  41. RE: Proposal for Publishing REC Errata (from szilles@adobe.com on 2014-10-15)
  42. Re: Proposal for Publishing REC Errata (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2014-10-15)
  43. Draft Minutes of 14 Octobe Process TF Telcon (from szilles@adobe.com on 2014-10-14)
  44. Re: Agenda Process Task Force Telcon on 14 October (from singer@apple.com on 2014-10-14)
  45. Re: Agenda Process Task Force Telcon on 14 October (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2014-10-14)
  46. Improving our processes Re: Normative references and stable documents (from chaals@yandex-team.ru on 2014-10-13)
  47. Re: Normative references and stable documents (from jeff@w3.org on 2014-10-12)
  48. w3process-ISSUE-141 (Errata): Improve Errata management in W3C [Process Document] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2014-09-18)

Related notes:

See also ISSUE-96

Charles McCathie Nevile, 14 Oct 2014, 09:26:00

ISSUE-96 is also relevant, was one of the 2014 AC review issues we agreed to address, and has links that are not otherwise tracked here, but was closed since it is basically subsumed by this one.

Charles McCathie Nevile, 11 Jan 2015, 15:48:41

In the 1/20/2015 Process Document TF Telcon
http://www.w3.org/2015/01/20-w3process-minutes.html#item02
Issue-141 was resolved with David Singer's proposed text together with the modification he proposed during the Telcon.
David distributed the revised text, incorporating the modification, in
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2015Jan/0057.html
It was noted that the "PENDING QUESTION" need not be resolved because the second paragraph of the resolved text says, "Readers of the Recommendation should be able easily to find and see the errata that apply to that specific Recommendation."

Steve Zilles, 20 Jan 2015, 19:16:59

Transferred to https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/5

David Singer, 21 Apr 2017, 18:27:07

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