- Reject kings, princes, and voting. Believe in rough consensus and running code.
- Use github to track changes to base spec.
- If possible, use prior WG mailing lists for discussion.
- Report changes and errata to existing comments list.
- No members-only documents.
- If possible, ask previous editors of documents being modified to review
or edit any proposed changes.
- Do not attribute modifications to a document to the previous editors
- Report errata not listed on current site
- Ensure modified documents are immediately distinguishable from
Obey the Law
- Do not use W3C logos or trademarks unless authorized.
- Use document status labels that clearly indicate where documents
have no official status in the W3C process.
- Any changes or work performed to WHO-WG must follow the W3
Patent Policy, where Participation in the Working Group shall
include but not be limited to the submission of any suggested text via mailing list, issue
tracker, or github pull request. No exclusion from the licensing
Requirements under section 4 of the W3 Patent Policy shall be
- Where changes to documents in the repository are applied by an
editor based on discussions taking place on a mailing list or issue
tracker, the editor applying the change shall record the provenance
of the changes in such a way as to facilitate verification of compliance with the
W3C Patent policy.
- Where possible, follow the W3 communications team style guide.
- Make documents as accessible as possible.
- If possible, track issues using numbers that do not conflict
with relevant W3 ISSUE / errata numbering.
- Separate corrections and clarifications (levels 1-3) from new
features (level 4)