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RE: Improvements for Wiki notification

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2005 16:12:37 +0100
To: "'Martin Duerst'" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, <public-i18n-its@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20050403151237.BA1E54F04D@homer.w3.org>

> From: public-i18n-its-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-i18n-its-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Martin Duerst
> Sent: 03 April 2005 02:30
> To: public-i18n-its@w3.org
> Subject: Improvements for Wiki notification
> 
> 
> Hello Richard, others:
> 
> [I'm sending this to ITS, but please feel free to forward to 
> GEO, too] I have looked at the flurry of recent Wiki update 
> messages, and have the following comments:
> 
> - Having detailled instructions on each page means that each
>    page needs to be changed when the procedures change, and
>    we all get a notification message even if the actual
>    content didn't change. I suggest that we either try to
>    use a template mechanism  for the "how to edit this page",
>    or we change it to a link to a page with instructions.

It is possible to save without sending an email by clicking on a tick box
below the edit area, so this ought not to be an issue.

> 
> - The program generating the email messages seems to be
>    quite good at only sending the pieces that have actually
>    changed. This is quite useful. But the way these changes
>    are presented is much less useful, everything seems to
>    be a big blob. I hope this can be improved.

I noticed this in the mail you forwarded me, Martin.  But have not seen it
elsewhere.  Check your mail client.

> 
> - The third problem is of course that if somebody is
>    careful and saves every 5 minutes or so (also to make
>    sure they don't loose the lock), then we get a series
>    of messages rather than just a single one. It may
>    be possible to fix this with some built-in delay
>    before the message is sent out.

If you are taking a while to complete your edits, you'll want to preview
regularly to ensure that others are aware that you are editing.  I don't
think that the preview sends email, though I think it does save.  We should
check.

> 
> Regards,    Martin. 
> 
> 
Received on Sunday, 3 April 2005 15:12:53 GMT

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