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Re: PROPOSAL: Procedure to Promote Progress With Accessibility Issues in HTML5

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 09:10:39 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80907220110m474dfc82sf2635bd9169399e6@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, www-archive@w3.org, ian@hixie.ch
thanks Cameron, you have provided a much needed starting point for those of
us (such as myself) who have little understanding on the practicalities of
setting up the spec for editing.

thanks again
Steve Faulkner

2009/7/22 Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>

> Cameron McCormack:
> > If, hypothetically, I were interested in producing one of these branched
> > specs, I would want to be able to do something like:
>
> Doing is better than complaining, I guess.  Although I’m dubious that the
> duelling specs approach is the right one, I’ve checked in a template
> directory to CVS (http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-template/).  Perhaps it
> will be useful to someone.
>
> Let’s say I want to work on a branched spec.  I would need to have a
> Unix-y environment (so that means Cygwin on Windows) that can execute
> these commands, at least: make, perl, python, svn, grep, sed, head,
> patch, anolis.  I would download and install Anolis from:
>
>  http://anolis.gsnedders.com/
>
> Then, I check out the HTML WG repository somewhere:
>
>  $ cvs -d :ext:username@dev.w3.org/sources/public co html5
>
> add a directory for my spec:
>
>  $ cd html5
>  $ mkdir spec-mccormack
>  $ cp spec-template/{*,.cvsignore} spec-mccormack
>      (ignore the error about not being able to copy the CVS directory)
>
> initialise it with the current spec source:
>
>  $ cd spec-mccormack
>  $ make init
>
> I’d then edit the EDITOR_EMAIL, EDITOR_NAME, EDITOR_AFFILIATION
> variables in Makefile.  Also, I’d change THIS_SPEC in Makefile to be set
> to the directory I created (in this case, “spec-mccormack”).
>
> Then, to build the spec and check it in:
>
>  $ make
>  $ cvs add Makefile header source util.pl Overview.html
>  $ cvs commit -m "Initial check-in."
>
> Now I can edit the “source” file and run “make” to regenerate
> Overview.html.  To merge in recent changes from Ian’s spec:
>
>  $ make merge
>
> That could fail if the merged changes are to the same parts of the
> document that I’ve been editing.  In this case, rejected patch files
> named *.rej will be dumped out into the directory.  I’d then merge them
> manually, and then indicate that I’ve resolved the conflicts:
>
>  $ make resolved
>
>
> The ‘header’ file is just a copy of the current document header
> (everything before the ToC) from the W3C copy of the spec.  The build
> scripts here will modify various parts of this in the generated
> Overview.html, which is a “willful violation” of the comments Ian has
> included in the spec source. :-)  I’m presuming this is OK since this
> isn’t editing Ian’s document.  Ian, let me know if you’d like me to do
> less/different munging.
>
> Also note that if you want the images in the spec
> (http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/images/) you’ll need to copy them over
> yourself.
>
> --
> Cameron McCormack ≝ http://mcc.id.au/
>



-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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