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Re: [admin] W3C Wiki migration

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 18:04:26 -0400
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: Olivier Théreaux <ot@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20070813220111.M26645@hicom.net>


while i share the views of ben, rob and philip about the loss of user 
accounts, modification histories, etc. upon migration of the HTML 
WG wiki, if we are to migrate, i would be in favor of MediaWiki, as 
long as the wiki administrator enables full support for HTML editing 
by setting

$wgRawHtml = true;

in: LocalSettings.php 

which would enable the use of HTML/XHTML markup, including important
markup for table accessibility, acronym and abbreviation expansion, 
natural language switches, etc.

but the price of improving the WG's wiki must NOT entail losing the 
recorded history of the HTML WG wiki as it has developed, as that 
would defeat the entire purpose of having a wiki...

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---------- Original Message -----------
From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
To: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: Olivier Théreaux <ot@w3.org>
Sent: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 14:23:04 +0900
Subject: [admin] W3C Wiki migration

> Hi,
> The HTML WG is using the [wiki quite intensively][1].
> I was discussing with Olivier Théreaux (W3C) this morning about 
> the  W3C wiki migration. W3C wikis are operated under moinmoin. 
> Some W3C  Members have requested a few times to move to 
> Mediawiki for the wiki  engine. Olivier is studying a path for a 
> smooth migration from  MoinMoin to Mediawiki. The migration will 
> create some issues
> * Revision history for all the documents  will be *lost* in Mediawiki.
>    We would look into saving the revision history
>    somewhere in web space, for the record.
> * The user accounts will be probably *lost* too and will have to 
> be  recreated.
> Then I would like to know if you are *against the migration* for 
> ESW  
> (which is a public wiki.)  and why are you against the 
> migration. I  guess the Semantic Web community will have to be 
> asked too. If you agree with the migration, no need to reply.
> [1]: http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/
> -- 
> Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
> W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
>    QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
>       *** Be Strict To Be Cool ***
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