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Re: Keeping some order in the wiki

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 00:25:16 -0500
Message-Id: <C0658545-A01D-440E-8A6E-88CED46CA5D1@robburns.com>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>
To: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>

Hi Sander,

On Aug 14, 2007, at 11:49 PM, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:

>
> At 20:33 -0400 UTC, on 2007-08-14, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
>
>> i too, wanted to avoid bloat on the main issues page
>
> OK, that's three of us. We can't discuss every detail with  
> everyone. It's a
> wiki. So I've moved the Justifications for Differences to  
> individual pages.
> If people hate it they can move it back :) (I realise I may have  
> gone 'too
> far' by splitting the justifications into several pages now. But I  
> couldn't
> figure out an elegant way to have it all inn one page and still  
> logically
> likn to it from the homepage.)
>
> But we probably need to be careful. At a certain point everything  
> may have
> become so interlinked that moving one thing can break 'everything'.  
> (I for
> one have been posting links to fragment identifiers, pointing to  
> specific
> points in a page.)
>

I agree with what you're saying here. The TOC should be handled  
automatically. Perhaps the migration to MediaWiki would help with  
that (my only concern about MediaWik has been addressed by Gregory's  
suggestion that a switch can be thrown to allow pure HTML markup on  
top of the wiki markup).

However, perhaps its a bit mature to move this material to another  
page. Right now, I think our biggest priority   on the wiki is in  
providing the use-cases and problem statements to support these  
changes to HTML. In that sense, there is really no difference between  
the sections you moved and the ones that remain: except the ones that  
remain have had more work done on them.

I think once we move to MediaWiki  if we have all the settings right  
and the proper wikipedia-used extensions installed  we can make use  
of categories to generate automatic subject indices. Each page will  
automatically generate its own TOC (which also makes creating  
fragment identifier links elsewhere easier). Editing a single section  
will be easier. And son on. So perhaps we can wait for DanC to  
migrate the material to the new wiki before we make such significant  
changes.

Eventually, we can move all of the use-cases/problem-statements to  
their own separate page: including the ones now called "Justification  
for Differences".

Take care,
Rob
Received on Wednesday, 15 August 2007 05:25:23 UTC

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