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Re: [Resource Limitation] lack of discussion pages on ESW wiki

From: Uldis Bojars <captsolo@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 10:02:25 +0100
Message-ID: <64c81f720805130202l1e0e97cawf0c3927049680215@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, w3c-html-cg@w3.org, www-archive@w3.org, "olivier Thereaux" <ot@w3.org>

On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 7:23 PM, Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net> wrote:
>
>  http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/Action54AltAttribute
>
>  which reflects a proposal submitted to the working group; discussion
>  of this proposal on the ESW wiki SHOULD be facilitated through an
>  associated discussion page, so that comments upon the content of

What you could do is create a discussion page as a subpage (eg, named
/Talk) of the current page (and provide a link to this discussion
page): http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/Action54AltAttribute/Talk

Another solution is to have discussions at the bottom of the page and
have a clear page structure / editing guidelines that ensure that
people keep discussions to the appropriate area (and sign comments
using their wiki name), and do not change the body of the text before
such a change is agreed in the discussion area.

Here is an example of a page that has a small initial core content and
quite many comments attached to it:
http://c2.com/cgi/wiki/like?GraphViz

>  more careful commentators append their proposals to a wiki article
>  at the end of the original article, which often means repeating a
>  lot of text...

A separate discussion page is not likely to change this (be it
MediaWiki, MoinMoin or something else) because the discussion page may
still contain a lot of repeated text copied from the article itself.
The main wiki article should be less bloated, though.

Uldis

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