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Re: bikeshed: Unknown Status 'ED' used ?!@#$

From: Hodges, Jeff <jeff.hodges@paypal.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:31:38 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D3DA4C47.CFB67%jehodges@paypalcorp.com>
thanks for speedy reply Tab...

On 8/17/16, 5:10 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 3:49 PM, Hodges, Jeff <jeff.hodges@paypal.com>
>wrote:
>> somewhat all of a sudden, the cloud-hosted bikeshed claims:   Unknown
>> Status 'ED' used
>>
>> here's the details..
>>
>>> curl https://api.csswg.org/bikeshed/ -F file=@index.bs -F force=1 -F
>>>output=err > errors.txt ; ls -l errors*
>>   % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time
>> Current
>>                                  Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left
>> Speed
>> 100  116k    0   162  100  116k    222   160k --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--
>> 160k
>> -rw-r--r--  1 jehodges  110028724  162 Aug 17 15:22 errors.txt
>>
>>
>>> cat errors.txt
>> Error running preprocessor, returned code: 1.
>> \033[1;31mFATAL ERROR:\033[0m Unknown Status 'ED' used.
>> \033[7;31m ✘ \033[0m Did not generate, due to fatal errors
>>
>> The metadata section in this index.bs begins with..
>>
>>   <pre class='metadata'>
>>    Title: Web Authentication: An API for accessing Scoped Credentials
>>   Status: ED
>>   TR: http://www.w3.org/TR/webauthn/

>>   ED: http://w3c.github.io/webauthn/

>>   Shortname: webauthn
>>   ...
>>   </pre>
>>
>>
>>
>> This is a bug, yes?
>
>Kinda sorta, but mostly WAI.

WAI?

> I've begun namespacing the statuses
>based on "supergroup" - W3C groups have access to the W3C document
>statuses, ISO groups have access to the ISO statuses, etc.  This
>avoids collisions between independent groups.

by "supergroup" you essentially mean "standards development org (SDO)" ?


>Unfortunately, I haven't yet added a good way to let Bikeshed know
>that you're a W3C group, besides me adding your group to the list
>manually.  Happy to do so - what's your Group?

ah, if you are referring to the metadata "group", and by implication, the
W3C working group, it is "webauthn" (short name) "web authentication"
(long name).

perhaps you could automate syncing the present active w3c groups from e.g.
https://www.w3.org/Consortium/activities ?

>
>>  'ED' is used as a value for Status in the example on..
>> https://github.com/tabatkins/bikeshed/blob/master/docs/metadata.md

>>
>> That page also says that documenting the allowed values for Status is a
>> "TODO" -- what's the status of that?
>
>Still TODO, because the list is long and I need to rejigger how I do
>my documentation.

might you just be able to let us know what the allowed values for "status"
is for a W3C group?

>
>> I also note that playing around with the leading whitespace of the lines
>> within the <pre class='metadata'> section yields different error msgs,
>> sigh.
>
>Yes, metadata can't have leading whitespace. If you do so, it triggers
>the "continuation line" feature, where you can spread a multi-line
>value over multiple lines without having to repeat the metadata name
>again.

although, I have experienced fatal errors if the first metadata line,
which for us is "title", is not indented at least one space.


>This isn't explained well - thanks for pointing out the documentation bug!

you're welcome -- yeah, i've run across various frustrating issues with
whitespace significance in bikeshed, mostly in the metadata block, but i
was using various bikeshed versions and so haven't kept track of 'em.


>
>> was the bikeshed impl behind https://api.csswg.org/bikeshed/ recently
>> updated?  I wasn't having this issue with this index.bs file back in
>>June.
>
>Yes, it updates within a few minutes of me pushing changes to the
>repository.  This change definitely occurred more recently than June.

so https://api.csswg.org/bikeshed/ is bleeding edge? do you publish
release notes when you so push? unfortunately I haven't been able to get
bikeshed updated locally and so am personally relying on that cloud
version...

thanks again, 

=JeffH



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