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W3C updates its Process Document

March 1st, 2017

W3C Membership approved the 1 March 2017 W3C Process Document, which becomes in effect today. Notable major changes of the 2017 update include:

  • A process for marking a Recommendation as Obsolete (distinct from Rescinding a Recommendation);
  • Voting mechanism used for AB and TAG elections is Single Transferable Vote;
  • Clarified the process for continuing work on a specification initially developed under another charter (aka Supergroups).

You may read more in the W3C Blog post “What’s new in the W3C Process 2017?“. This document was developed between the W3C Advisory Board and the public Revising W3C Process Community Group.