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Re: Thoughts about future pubrules

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:31:15 -0500
Message-ID: <4F9EDA73.7030903@aptest.com>
To: spec-prod@w3.org
I would be happy to assist in this effort - anything to make publication 
easier!

On 4/30/2012 1:09 PM, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> I spent some time with the webmaster recently to talk about on to
> improve the state of pubrules in the future. Trying to figure where the
> bottlenecks are and how to remove them.
>
> For example, one of the current bottleneck to publish in /TR nowadays is
> the webmaster himself. We only get to publish on Tuesdays and Thursdays
> because of that.
>
> Regarding the rules themselves, a lot of them wouldn't have to be
> checked if we had a tool to generate the document for us (icon,
> copyright, previous version link, patent policy, etc.). So, we had a way
> for the editor to feed the data into the system, that would simplify
> life.
>
> So, we came up with the idea of using respec.js (or some form of it). If
> folks give us a respec document, we can grab the data (currenlty in the
> JSON object) and generate the right stuff on the server. We wouldn't
> remove the current pubrules sytem but rather makes life easier for those
> using the new system. You wouldn't have to wait for the webmaster for
> example to publish a document. We do expect that some groups will
> continue to use xmlspec for example.
>
> Respec.js has some limitations, some of them could be resolved, some
> not. But it's relatively easy to edit.
>
> We're looking here at a 6 months project since it will involved writing
> new tools and rewriting the tools currently used by the webmaster to
> publish the documents.
>
> Comments?
>
> Philippe
>

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Shane McCarron
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