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Re: care with empty/template wiki topics [was: some thoughts on ...]

From: Jon Barnett <jonbarnett@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 12:20:31 -0500
Message-ID: <bde87dd20707051020i7681d8a0ic6a62ee9161c7f4b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On 7/5/07, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 7/5/07, Jon Barnett <jonbarnett@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 7/5/07, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Thanks for following up, but let's not make empty/template pages.
> > > > Would you please delete the ones with nothing novel in them?
> > > > I'll try to help.
> > >
> > > Isn't this framework a useful start for us to begin to justify the
> > > differences between HTML 4 and HTML 5?
>
> > It was to me earlier.
>
> Glad to hear it, Jon. It took me about a day to set them all up. Hate
> to see them deleted if they are useful. It would be ashamed have to
> remake them.


Would it be better to go ahead and place links from
http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML to some dummy pages, but clearly mark them as
dummy pages?  When an author creates novel content on those pages he can
remove the "dummy" flag on http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML.  Or, link to
non-existent pages a la MediaWiki/Wikipedia but also provide a template
document to be used as a base.  It's useful to know what issues need wiki
pages but don't have them, and what consistent format those wiki pages
should be in.



-- 
Jon Barnett
Received on Thursday, 5 July 2007 17:21:08 GMT

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