When I read this doc designs:

Through consensus, the design can moved to the in-progress state. This is for designs that are actively being worked on beyond the high-level detail.

what's the meaning of "beyond the high-level detail" in this sentence?

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It means that the performance specification (the high level detail) has been worked out, but the low level detail – how that is actually achieved – has not.

In other words, they have decided what the design must do, but not how it should be done. This is the usual sequence of events. First, a certain need is identified, and then exactly what that need is, and then how to make it happen. Sometimes, it's the other way round: someone invents a new process or object, and then they look around for ways in which it can be used.

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