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Re: JavaScript Reference from Microsoft

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:19:00 -0400
Message-ID: <516F1FD4.1000509@w3.org>
To: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>
CC: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>, "wseltzer@w3.org" <wseltzer@w3.org>, "Tyler Fuller (LCA)" <tyfuller@microsoft.com>, "Geoffrey Creighton (LCA)" <Geoffrey.Creighton@microsoft.com>, Kathy Shoesmith <kathysh@microsoft.com>
Indeed!

We've made a dedicated sub-project for this under Content, with a bit of 
context and some specific tasks, and tweeted it:

https://twitter.com/webplatform/status/324645876536598529
[[
Wow! Microsoft just donated 400+ MSDN JavaScript articles to Web 
Platform Docs! Want to help us integrate them? 
http://project.webplatform.org/msdnjs
]]

Let's spread the word, and get some activity going on this!

Regards-
-Doug

On 4/17/13 6:07 PM, Alex Komoroske wrote:
> Woohoo!
>
> This is great!
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com
> <mailto:Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>> wrote:
>
>     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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>     __ __
>
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