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Re: HTML Data Guide draft

From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:02:51 +0000
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, HTML Data Task Force WG <public-html-data-tf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1BEF07EE-7097-458E-A7F3-8DDA67A3F48D@jenitennison.com>
To: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 20 Dec 2011, at 01:55, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> Jeni, given the extensive feedback from Ivan (and the comments I and
> myself have made), the one general item of feedback I'd say is:
> Perhaps it's better to just keep this document on the wiki for now, to
> enable/encourage more collaborative iteration/updating - especially
> with minor fixes.

I think there's value in both. The TF is wrapping up, and I think it is good for us to produce a single document that is readable as a whole (unlike the wiki pages), as a Note.

But I'm sure that the wiki can remain where it is indefinitely and be added to over time, especially given the changing landscape. I will add a reference to the wiki from the Note to that effect.

Also frankly, there is very little evidence of anyone aside from me actually adding any information in the wiki, whereas creating the Note has prompted useful comments and suggestions on the text.

> hg is just less accessible/usable than MediaWiki.
> If you're looking to generate something that looks like a W3C note,
> perhaps it would be better to simply auto-generate such a note from a
> specific wiki page. After all, most of the semantics should directly
> map right?

Unfortunately, that's not easy to do. Pulling together the Note was not insignificant editorial effort and I do not believe that anything automatically generated from the wiki pages would work as well as coherent document.


Jeni Tennison
Received on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 09:03:25 UTC

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