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Re: Plan for getting core WPD content sorted out

From: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:15:14 +0000
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
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To: "Michael Champion (MS OPEN TECH)" <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com>
Thanks Michael for this - you are absolutely right, and this is a really valuable viewpoint to bear in mind. I'll write this up as a plan in a bug, and make sure I include your ideas.

Chris Mills
Open standards evangelist, Opera Software
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On 1 Dec 2012, at 18:34, "Michael Champion (MS OPEN TECH)" <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com> wrote:

> There's two competing pressures here:  From a rational project management perspective, yes we should concentrate on the high value core items.  But from the perspective of getting enthusiastic community engagement, the "green field" areas and trendy technologies allow people to stake out a manageable area, add lots of value, and get lots of social karma.  
> So I definitely don't want to discourage new people from coming in to document the nascent stuff even though I agree we need to focus the core group's resources on the core content.
> ________________________________________
> From: Chris Mills
> Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2012 2:32 AM
> To: public-webplatform@w3.org
> Subject: Plan for getting core WPD content sorted out
> Hi all,
> I was just thinking about this. I've seen some discussion going back and forth about adding documentation to WPD for stuff like Audio API and CSS regions. That's great, but surely we should concentrate more for a bit now on getting some of the existing HTML/CSS/JavaScript core stuff sorted out? Getting that core stuff in place is surely a higher priority than documenting nascent standards features that currently have limited browser support. I am happy to work with Julee and the others to formulate a plan for this.
> After I've got the high level page structures/IA/UX in a bit more working order over the next couple of weeks, I am happy to start contributing to the low level content myself.
> I'd say a general plan would be:
> * Split the content into areas of responsibility, e.g. CSS learning articles (concepts plus tutorials), CSS property references, CSS selector references, HTML learning articles, HTML element references, etc.
> * Assign those areas to individuals who can take responsibility for their tending
> * Get people working on those areas over the next couple of months. I'd say each domain area needs an editor and a proof reader, possibly a demo writer as well, as when Lea gets Dabblet in place, we'll need to install live demos on all the articles.
> Shall we discuss this at the general meeting on Monday?
> Chris Mills
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