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Re: Attribution to MSDN on JavaScript pages

From: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:14:30 +0200
Message-ID: <CABc02_Kik1bJMOHg_=6N4Rq1ffp_jAed-1TvZXA4h2F1ORBL4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
Cc: Max Polk <maxpolk@gmail.com>, Eliezer Bernart <eliezer.bernart@gmail.com>, Julee Burdekin <jburdeki@adobe.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org>, WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
I second Eliot. Thank you very much!


☆*PhistucK*


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 2:13 AM, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>wrote:

>  Hi Max & Phistuck.
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> This is really great. I totally appreciate all of your effort. Two
> questions:
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> Can this be done _*after*_ the pages are created and people start using
> them?
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> If not, how long do you think this will take?
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> My thoughts are that it’s adequate for people to use the content and—if
> necessary to see the source—navigate the TOC on MSDN. If it will take weeks
> longer to directly attribute the content, I’d vote for getting the content
> out there with the top-level reference. Also, if it will take an exorbitant
> amount of your time, I’d say you’ve done enough already. On the other hand,
> if this is something you can take care of in a little bit of time and you
> feel generous enough to donate that, it would be helpful.
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> Theoretically, this could also be done by hand, by WPW volunteers who are
> verifying the accuracy of the migration.
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> Hope this helps,
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> Eliot
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> *From:* Max Polk [mailto:maxpolk@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Saturday, January 25, 2014 2:22 PM
> *To:* Eliot Graff; PhistucK
> *Cc:* Eliezer Bernart; Julee Burdekin; Doug Schepers; Renoir Boulanger;
> WebPlatform Public List
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> *Subject:* Re: Attribution to MSDN on JavaScript pages
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> PhistucK wrote:
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>   >>Adding the actual original article link is way better for imported
> content. If it is possible, I strongly prefer it.
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> Eliot wrote:
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>    Unfortunately, I do not know if the URL for each data has been
> preserved and can readily be imported (I don’t think they were; that was
> the reason that the HTML, CSS, and other pages Microsoft donated point to
> the Internet Explorer API Reference page).Hi Phistuck.
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> I discovered a scheme to obtain all the original urls for the JavaScript
> reference pages, but it will take a bit of time to get it to work just
> right.  Basically you have to do what the browser is doing when you click
> to expand the sections, except you do it from a script that pretends to
> expand each section one at a time, iterating and recursing over all the
> sections until there are no more children.  Then you map the titles and
> urls back to the page names we are using and correct the attribution
> section.  A somewhat larger effort but if it's good information maybe it's
> worth it.
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Received on Monday, 27 January 2014 08:15:41 UTC

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