Working Drafts are preliminary documents produced by one or more Members (typically editors) of a Technical Committee. They are sometimes (incorrectly) referred to as Editors' Drafts. They have no official standing with regard to the TC Process, yet they are the initial starting point where all of the writing, rewriting and editing happens for any Work Product.
While they have no official standing, there are a number of procedures and rules that must be followed when creating and maintaining a Working Draft that is intended to become an OASIS Deliverable:
NOTE: A submission of a Working Draft for Committee Note Draft or Committee Specification Draft creation and upload that has not yet been registered or does not meet the Work Product Quality requirements will be rejected by TC Administration.
IMPORTANT: Before a Working Draft is approved as a CND by a TC, the editor should carefully review the document to ensure it meets the Work Product Quality Requirements. The Work Product Quality Checklist is designed for this purpose. If problems are encountered during the quality review the editor will need to make the necessary changes, upload a new Working Draft to the TC repository, and then request the TC to approve the new Working Draft.
Please report any errors or corrections to the OASIS TC Administrator. Thank you!