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Re: Wiki seems to be near to collapse!

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 23:14:37 +0100
Cc: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>, Boris Motik <boris.motik@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, W3C OWL Chairs <team-owl-chairs@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F6E74B6C-9F43-4078-B7ED-5FC250114CB5@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
To: Markus Krötzsch <mak@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>, W3C OWL Working Group <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Plus, I don't really think the initial promise of group collaboration  
worked out.

The best bit probably was the review notes. And those could be  
achieved in other ways.

I found myself often *inhibited* from doing stuff because I wasn't an  
editor. For some things I forked the document (e.g., the syntax spec)  
did my experiments, then had to merge them back in to  
wikisyntax...blargh! I'm pretty sure I did a few things twice.

Oh, and there are some things which are still broken. E.g., the XML  
Schema has a <pre>..</pre> tag around it when you *download* it.  
Really! See:
	http://www.w3.org/ns/owl2-xml/live-from-wiki.xsd

I tried a whole bunch of things to get ride of that pre tag so I could  
use that schema location in some testing. Nothing worked. Nothing.  
Some things almost worked. But nothing worked all the way. E.g.,

	If you put the pre tag in the calling document, the schema isn't  
inlined.
	If you get ride of the pre tag, the formatting doesn't look right.
	If you put a space before every line (to get wikisyntax preing) the  
comments disappear

I guess if I made a class, I could css my way into something workable...
...if I could find the right place to put the css :(

It's hard to *find* the pieces you need. owl.css always kills me. As  
does the schema. I spend 10 minutes or more just trying to find that  
file and sometimes have to give up :)

Not to mention that the HTML has a  lot of wiki junk it in that makes  
it hard to work with.

Auto TOC is nice. If the subsections are the right size, then the edit  
a section bit is nice if your changes are local. If your subsections  
are big it's dire. Templates are nice.

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 22:15:14 GMT

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