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Re: Catching up with content work on webplatform.org

From: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:03:07 +0200
Message-ID: <CABc02_KWuLpaN6b0_ZHwyL1kAuiPmMMHr-vwS4DYRySmbo-AeQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Cc: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Welcome back!

Regarding 3, I think the URL reorganization needs to happen as soon as
possible, or else it will just accumulate for eternity.
I believe this is the relevant thread -
But also this -

Basically, we need to finalize the decision and convert all of the existing
URLs to the new template.
For that, I guess it would be nice to have a bot that does the following -
- Moves all of the relevant pages by removing the  /objects, /events,
/properties, /methods component from the URLs.
- Changes every link to such URLs to the new convention.
- Removes the original pages (with the /objects and such in the URL).

It would be handy to have a bot that handles any page move in the same way.
I hear there are issues with manual moves, when the original page remains
(and it must remain, until all of the links to it are changed, if ever).

Also, a (one time, I guess) touch bot would also be handy. I understand
that all of the imported content needs to be "touched" (saved without any
change, or a white space change) in order to correct some query/linking


On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 11:42 PM, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I realise I have been appallingly absent from WPD activities in the last 5
> weeks, and for that, I apologise. I have been traveling constantly, and
> finding it nigh on impossible to find the time to get up to speed with the
> project again. But now I'm back home for a good while, I want to change
> that.
> We can probably have a good discussion about this at the next meeting, but
> for now I want to ask about the following topics.
> 1. What have we achieved in the last few weeks? What is the easiest way to
> look at progress?
> 2. It seems to me like this project really needs a project manager to pull
> things together and keep on top of it all. Until we find a better one, I'd
> like to offer my services at doing this. What I really want to do is work
> directly on content, but I think this is more important. Basically, I think
> I would:
> * Build a schedule for sorting out existing content, styling and
> infrastructure tasks for us to try to stick to. I met with Jeff Jaffe (W3C
> CEO the other week, and he is very anxious to see a more concrete progress
> indication)
> * Identify critical problems to work on
> * Kick some ass, and encourage people to get to work
> * Help to organise and coordinate doc sprints.
> * Look into future features/content, and when we might want to look to
> start introducing them.
> 3. I want to get people's feelings on this whole thing. What needs most
> attention right now?
> 4. If I am totally off the mark here, the existing project manager types
> can feel free to kick my ass and give me a true account of what is going on.
> Many thanks,
> Chris Mills
> Open standards evangelist and dev.opera.com editor, Opera Software
> Co-chair, web education community group, W3C
> Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (
> http://my.opera.com/chrismills/blog/2012/07/12/practical-css3-my-book-is-finally-published
> )
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