Type of standards-related documents created by the W3C (each is voted on by members of the Advisory Committee through ballots, following a call for review from the director).
- Charter - describes the details of a W3C group such as its mission, scope, duration, nature of the deliverables to be produced, dependencies, intended degree of confidentiality, intellectual property right issues and administrative information
- Note - information document submitted by any W3C member organization but usually have little direct impact on the direction of other W3C efforts
- Recommendation (REC) - document that has reached the top of the W3C approval proces, may be one of three types: candidate recommendations, proposed recommendations, and official W3C Recommendations
- Activity Statement - describes the goals of an Activity (work to which the W3C is dedicating resources), list delivered work, changing perspectives based on experience, future plans, etc
- Working Draft - issued periodically by the relevant working groups (WGs) within the W3C to keep the Web community apprised of progress within the closed-door WG sessions, often issued along with a request for public comments
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