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JavaScript Reference from Microsoft

From: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:50:27 +0000
To: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>, "Doug Schepers (schepers@w3.org)" <schepers@w3.org>
CC: "wseltzer@w3.org" <wseltzer@w3.org>, "Tyler Fuller (LCA)" <tyfuller@microsoft.com>, "Geoffrey Creighton (LCA)" <Geoffrey.Creighton@microsoft.com>, Kathy Shoesmith <kathysh@microsoft.com>
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Hello WPD Community!
To date, JavaScript remains one of the areas in Web Platform Docs where we are still in need of robust reference documentation. I am pleased to announce that Microsoft is donating over 400 pages worth of additional content to Web Platform Docs, in order to boost our library in this regard. These pages we're donating contain JavaScript reference materials, including:

*         Objects

*         Constants

*         Functions

*         Properties

*         Methods

*         Operators

*         Statements

*         Directives

*         Errors
We've placed the copy for WPD in the webplatform GitHub repository [1] (You can see a TOC view of the content in the js_toc.html file in that depot). The pages are the well-formed, HTML files that we use to create the documentation on MSDN [2]. As such, we in the WPD community still need to convert the source to MediaWiki format for publication. This is the same requirement as when Microsoft donated the 2,000 or so HTML and WebApps reference pages as part of our initial funding for Webplatform.org. Doug, the other stewards, the rest of the community, and I will determine the best way to merge this content into WPD in as expedient as way as possible.
Getting these pages in the hands of our community took the work of a host of individuals, and among the many I should recognize I would especially like to cite Kathy Shoesmith (Microsoft) and her wonderful team for preparing and delivering the content; Doug Schepers (W3C) for helping negotiations move to fruition; and Wendy Seltzer (W3C), Geoffrey Creighton (Microsoft), and Tyler Fuller (Microsoft) for ensuring all legal obligations were met.
I look forward to seeing these up on the site soon.
Eliot
[1] https://github.com/webplatform/msdn-js
[2] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/yek4tbz0(v=vs.94).aspx
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