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Re: [admin] url for w3c egov site?

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:09:28 -0500
To: "Hugh Barnes" <Hugh.Barnes@nehta.gov.au>
cc: chris-beer@grapevine.net.au, public-egov-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <19412.1266966568@waldron>

> > Just curious btw - will the rest of the URL be in suite?
> >
> > eg: will it be http://www.w3.org/egov/ig/wiki/Main_Page
> > (assuming we won't mess with page filenames)
> >
> > or http://www.w3.org/egov/IG/wiki/Main_Page
> >
> 
> Unless someone wants to mess around with Mediawiki (in a pretty serious 
> way, I imagine), I don't think this will happen. Mediawiki seems to have 
> an anachronistic and unforgiving concern for case in its URLs, 
> unfortunately. URL Rewrite or similar are also possible, though high 
> maintenance.

Yes, I was going to say that.  After /wiki, things will be mixed-case,
because that's how MediaWiki works.  (The first letter after /wiki/
basically has to be upper case.)

I also want to remove the "/IG" before the "/wiki".  Other /IG/ pages I
can do on a case-by-case basis later.

So, the wiki will just be:

   http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki

> > (Oh - and while I think of it, should we make the title of
> > the Main Page "eGovernment  Interest Group" or "eGovIG"
> > instead of "EGOVIG"?)
>
> Yes, "eGovernment Interest Group". Good pickup.

You're proposing the main page, instead of 

   http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Main_Page
be
   http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/eGovernment_Interest_Group

?

I'm torn about this one.  I'm not a big fan of "Main_Page", but I don't
love the alternatives I see, either.

> More generally, could we adopt the Wikipedia mantra "be bold" [1] rather 
> than consulting with the list about every change? (albeit this one is 
> pretty major). The wiki is a collaboration tool, too.
>
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Be_bold_in_updating_pages

Hear, hear.  I'm trying to think of how to turn the enthusiasm for
saying "+1 lowercase" into people actually producing our deliverables.  :-)

     -- Sandro
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