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Re: Deprecated/Non Standard Indications Within Listings

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 10:13:57 +0000
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org, seb@desbenoit.net
Message-Id: <734E19EC-F24D-4F71-B6EC-E00CEAB453ED@opera.com>
To: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Looks pretty good to me - nice and readable, fits well with the overall look of the page. Maybe just add about 2px of extra left and right padding to the boxes, to make it look more even on all sides

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On 5 Dec 2012, at 09:43, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com> wrote:

> Can someone take a look at the indications and let me know whether the color/box/design is fine?
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Template:API_Listing_New
> 
> You can see it next to "MSStream".
> 
> ☆PhistucK
> 
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>
> Date: Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 4:45 AM
> Subject: Re: Missing Essentials
> To: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
> Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
> 
> 
> 13. Indicate a method/property is non standard, deprecated and so on.
> Add a few check boxes to the API method/property/object (and more...) templates to indicate that it is non standard, deprecated, proprietary or obsolete (supported only in Netscape 2, for example, or only on HTML 3) - each of them should get a check box.
> This information should show up on the property/method tables of the "Applies to..." object. Ideally, anything marked as such would reside in a separate section below everything that is standard/current, so users would not be encouraged to use it.
> 
> There's an ability to mark any reference article (including Methods/Properties) as being standard/obsolete/non-standard, etc.  Making it so that those would be pulled out in the summary tables on API Objects should be relatively easy. Another good thing t o 
> 
> I gave it a shot. I created two test bed templates for this purpose -
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Template:API_Listing_New
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Template:Summary_Table_Body_New
> 
> These look good! 
> 
> A few questions -
> 1. How do you test template changes? I created new templates just for the sake of experimentation, because I would not want to break all of the template users while experimenting/making changes. Is there another way?
> 
> I'm embarrassed to admit that what I've done up until now is just made the changes on the live templates and quickly checked to make sure they didn't obviously break anything. The way you've done it here is better for non-trivial changes.
>  
> 2. I added a #switch that searches for Non-Standard or Deprecated (I could easily add more, if needed, like Obsolete, which I think should be added to the Standardization_Status options) and adds a styled span (it would be better if I used a class and added it to some global CSS). Does that seem fine (the style could use some work, of course ;))?
> 
> Yeah, this approach seems perfect. 
> 
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