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RE: Conference today: content architecture

From: Randy Nielsen <ranielse@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:41:19 -0800
To: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>, Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EF4203585AA1C9409CD98915FA7389D712ABD06195@nambx05.corp.adobe.com>
Here are the notes from today's WPD Content Architecture meeting. Please let me know if I got anything (particularly anyone's name) wrong; I'm still new to the group.


[12:06pm] jrunrandy: Webplatform.org Content Architecture Meeting has started
[12:07pm] jrunrandy: Add agenda item? We are changing meeting time
[12:08pm] julee: Triage of new content architecture issues
[12:08pm] shepazu: is muted, may have to leave early
[12:08pm] julee: Review of open action items
[12:08pm] julee: The New_Page page is up to date with example text and links
[12:08pm] julee: just like the Getting Started page which has a section that anticipates additional guides with a link to
[12:08pm] julee: the Creating API Pages guide, where all of the above is captured, if not tamed.
[12:08pm] julee: Action item for Mike and Julee to try out structure resulted in some issues which we'll continue to discuss today. (See Mike's email to public list 2012-11-15 re: creating api pages.)
[12:08pm] julee: Handling specialized API in light of new guidelines.
[12:08pm] julee: How to represent constants and exceptions on separate pages?
[12:08pm] julee: Should APIs that add members to existing core interfaces be listed separately?
[12:08pm] julee: Where appropriate, note the DOM node used to access each interface object: document, navigator, window, video, audio, etc.
[12:08pm] julee: Task roadmap includes content track, prioritizing content issues. (See email re: task roadmap for content, infrastructure and styling tasks from Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>.)
[12:08pm] julee: [bugs]: Content bugs in bugzilla need your input and resolution.
[12:08pm] julee: Additional agenda item: New time for this meeting?
[12:10pm] jrunrandy: ACTION: chrismills to set up a Doodle poll
[12:10pm] julee: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Content_Meetings
[12:11pm] scottrowe: yep!
[12:11pm] jrunrandy: julee: note links scottrowe added for his actions
[12:12pm] julee: Task roadmap includes content track, prioritizing content issues. (See email re: task roadmap for content, infrastructure and styling tasks from Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>.)
[12:12pm] jrunrandy: julee: Review task road map agenda item
[12:12pm] julee: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Task_Roadmap
[12:12pm] scottrowe: On the bus. Listening. No headset. Can't talk.
[12:13pm] jrunrandy: jules; please review, as we'll use this table in future meetings
[12:14pm] Garbee: We need something *like* this I think.  http://interstateapp.com/
[12:14pm] Garbee: We can't use that service though since it is proprietary and hosted.
[12:15pm] Garbee: Yea, for now this works.  End goal, get something better.
[12:16pm] jrunrandy: julee: maybe a project management system.
[12:18pm] jrunrandy: chrismills: feedback is still welcome
[12:18pm] jrunrandy: New item: content bugs in bugzilla
[12:18pm] Garbee: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/buglist.cgi?product=webplatform.org&component=content&resolution=---&list_id=2513
[12:19pm] jrunrandy: sierra: should we use bugs to track missing content? DOM ranges, for example?
[12:19pm] jrunrandy: julee: bug base is good for this
[12:20pm] jrunrandy: who is speaking?
[12:20pm] jrunrandy: alex: good to have a page with bug creation guidelines
[12:21pm] Garbee: We can tag in content with [html], [css], etc.
[12:21pm] Garbee: Within the "summary". ^^
[12:22pm] jrunrandy: chrismills: can we have more keywords?
[12:22pm] Garbee: Yea, we should do that in lou of creating new sub-projects.
[12:23pm] jrunrandy: ACTION: julee to write down (in bug creation guidelines) what issues go where. Bugzilla, other issues, etc.
[12:23pm] Garbee: Yea, That is something I"m working on.
[12:23pm] Garbee: Can't actually talk, soar throat.
[12:24pm] Garbee: I can have that out sometime this weekend if you want me to.
[12:24pm] jrunrandy: julee: Garbee is writing guidelines for creating content bugs
[12:24pm] jrunrandy: sierra: has been putting dangling cross references to unwritten content. We need to keep track of these
[12:26pm] David_Bradbury joined the chat room.
[12:26pm] jrunrandy: Alex: Need an organized project to catalog these things. Add stubs, as appropriate
[12:27pm] jrunrandy: Alex: There is a way to find missing pages right now
[12:28pm] jkomoros: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Special:WantedPages
[12:28pm] jrunrandy: chrismills: It'd be good to provide a way for people to get assignments
[12:29pm] Garbee: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Most_Wanted_Tasks
[12:29pm] Garbee: Also kinda lost to time.
[12:29pm] jrunrandy: Alex: Getting Started page has some of this, but it could be better
[12:30pm] jrunrandy: chrismills: We need a way to incent people to work on some of the dull pages
[12:30pm] jrunrandy: Did I get that right?
[12:30pm] Garbee: Most Wanted Tasks has been *very* cluttered with extra stuff.
[12:30pm] jrunrandy: sierra: MWT items could link to bugs
[12:31pm] Garbee: I mostly tried to link to bugs in MWT already.
[12:31pm] jrunrandy: Alex: It'd help to have an official project manager, tasked with keeping track of things and make sure that things are happening
[12:32pm] jrunrandy: julee: +1 and not just for content
[12:33pm] jrunrandy: Alex: Maybe someone who's a project manager, by trade
[12:34pm] jrunrandy: ACTION: Alex to write up a description of the role
[12:35pm] jrunrandy: New agenda item: Content Architecture: new API pages
[12:35pm] jrunrandy: sierra: we might be able to address this as a bug
[12:35pm] jrunrandy: sierra: what to do with APIs that add members to existing interfaces
[12:36pm] jrunrandy: sierra: example, CSS Regions includes a new member in the Document interface
[12:36pm] jrunrandy: sierra: Does it make sense to keep the "supplementary" members with the API a a whole or with the existing interface
[12:37pm] jrunrandy: Alex: this is pretty common
[12:38pm] jrunrandy: Alex: Can see that either way is useful.
[12:39pm] jrunrandy: sierra: It should be available (linked) from both places. The issue is where things live
[12:40pm] jrunrandy: ACTION: sierra to write this up as a bug to describe the issue
[12:40pm] jrunrandy: julee: and also the DOM node used to access each interface object
[12:41pm] jrunrandy: sierra: usually Document, Navigator, or Window
[12:41pm] jrunrandy: julee: any other open issues
[12:42pm] jrunrandy: Alex: For small APIs, with minimal methods: Create individual pages or create one page?
[12:42pm] jrunrandy: Alex: Prefers individual pages for each
[12:42pm] jrunrandy: Sorry. who is speaking
[12:43pm] chrismills: scott
[12:43pm] jrunrandy: Scottrowe: Also properties and events
[12:43pm] chrismills: then alex
[12:43pm] jkomoros: [dropped off, rejoining in a second
[12:44pm] jkomoros: [back] [12:45pm] jrunrandy: sierra: in many cases, we have little bits of information that don't need their own page. Is there an opportunity to fold these things into the main page
[12:47pm] jrunrandy: alex: it makes sense to have canonical individual pages. But maybe we can transclude them onto the main pages
[12:49pm] jrunrandy: scottrowe: has been editing SVG. Listing all possible values is problematic when you have a lot of options. From a data model POV, individual pages work better
[12:50pm] jrunrandy: scottrowe: Another example: HTML type attribute
[12:50pm] sierra_: e.g. input.type
[12:51pm] mstalfoort left the chat room. (Quit: kthxbai)
[12:51pm] sierra_: vs link type
[12:51pm] jrunrandy: alex: multiple audiences, humans, tools, Chrome developer tool, for example
[12:52pm] jrunrandy: julee: does it matter if it's /child vs. #child?
[12:52pm] chrismills: Apologies folks - I gotta go now! Put me down for an Action to investigate better ways of tagging different content tasks on bugzilla, and breaking up content tasks into subject, and giving different content areas to different people to take responsibility for.
[12:52pm] jrunrandy: alex: Jus saying that having attribute pages with different values on different elements may not be as flexible
[12:53pm] jrunrandy: or was that scottrowe?
[12:53pm] chrismills left the chat room. (Quit: chrismills)
[12:54pm] jrunrandy: alex: clear that we have two ends of the spectrum. Which should be the default?
[12:54pm] jrunrandy: ACTION: sierra to file a bug for this
[12:55pm] Garbee: My preference is default to a single page and go to multiple pages if the content warrants it.
[12:55pm] Garbee: This is a blocker level issue.  We should get the policy figured out now before adding so much new content to go redo later.
[12:55pm] Garbee: It is fine to continue, but the quicker we get a guideline the better.
[12:57pm] sierra_: ACTION: I'll write bug on consolidating structured data
[12:58pm] jrunrandy: julee: logistics: We've been sending out the irc notes, but will also send a summary to the public list. All: please review the summary to ensure it's accurate
[12:58pm] sierra_: ACTION: I'll write bug on what to do when APIs add members to existing interfaces (e.g. Navigator/Document/Window)
[12:58pm] chrismills joined the chat room.
[12:58pm] jrunrandy: julee: Also feel free to update the Content Meeting page if you have agenda items. Maybe more on to architectural issues page and tutorials
[12:59pm] jrunrandy: Sounds good
[12:59pm] chrismills left the chat room. (Client Quit)
[12:59pm] jrunrandy: Meeting ended

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Mills [mailto:cmills@w3.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:27 PM
To: Julee Burdekin
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
Subject: Re: Conference today: content architecture

Can someone send around the minutes for the content TF meet? Just paste the IRC output into a mail.

Chris Mills
Open standards evangelist, Opera Software
W3C fellow
Co-chair, web education community group, W3C
Received on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 21:24:16 UTC

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