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Re: JavaScript Reference from Microsoft

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:20:35 +0100
Cc: Alex Komoroske <komoroske@google.com>, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>, "wseltzer@w3.org" <wseltzer@w3.org>, "Tyler Fuller (LCA)" <tyfuller@microsoft.com>, "Geoffrey Creighton (LCA)" <Geoffrey.Creighton@microsoft.com>, Kathy Shoesmith <kathysh@microsoft.com>
Message-Id: <A06B924A-B639-4743-A772-4D7BB527F306@opera.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
This is indeed great news! Thanks so much to all who made this happen. I've tweeted the news around.

Chris Mills
Opera Software, dev.opera.com
W3C Fellow, web education and webplatform.org
Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (http://goo.gl/AKf9M)

On 17 Apr 2013, at 23:19, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> Indeed!
> 
> We've made a dedicated sub-project for this under Content, with a bit of context and some specific tasks, and tweeted it:
> 
> https://twitter.com/webplatform/status/324645876536598529
> [[
> Wow! Microsoft just donated 400+ MSDN JavaScript articles to Web Platform Docs! Want to help us integrate them? http://project.webplatform.org/msdnjs
> ]]
> 
> Let's spread the word, and get some activity going on this!
> 
> Regards-
> -Doug
> 
> On 4/17/13 6:07 PM, Alex Komoroske wrote:
>> Woohoo!
>> 
>> This is great!
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com
>> <mailto:Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>> wrote:
>> 
>>    Hello WPD Community!____
>> 
>>    To date, JavaScript remains one of the areas in Web Platform Docs
>>    where we are still in need of robust reference documentation. I am
>>    pleased to announce that Microsoft is donating over 400 pages worth
>>    of additional content to Web Platform Docs, in order to boost our
>>    library in this regard. These pages we’re donating contain
>>    JavaScript reference materials, including:____
>> 
>>    __·__Objects____
>> 
>>    __·__Constants____
>> 
>>    __·__Functions____
>> 
>>    __·__Properties____
>> 
>>    __·__Methods____
>> 
>>    __·__Operators____
>> 
>>    __·__Statements____
>> 
>>    __·__Directives____
>> 
>>    __·__Errors____
>> 
>>    We’ve placed the copy for WPD in the webplatform GitHub repository
>>    [1] (You can see a TOC view of the content in the js_toc.html file
>>    in that depot). The pages are the well-formed, HTML files that we
>>    use to create the documentation on MSDN [2]. As such, we in the WPD
>>    community still need to convert the source to MediaWiki format for
>>    publication. This is the same requirement as when Microsoft donated
>>    the 2,000 or so HTML and WebApps reference pages as part of our
>>    initial funding for Webplatform.org. Doug, the other stewards, the
>>    rest of the community, and I will determine the best way to merge
>>    this content into WPD in as expedient as way as possible. ____
>> 
>>    Getting these pages in the hands of our community took the work of a
>>    host of individuals, and among the many I should recognize I would
>>    especially like to cite Kathy Shoesmith (Microsoft) and her
>>    wonderful team for preparing and delivering the content; Doug
>>    Schepers (W3C) for helping negotiations move to fruition; and Wendy
>>    Seltzer (W3C), Geoffrey Creighton (Microsoft), and Tyler Fuller
>>    (Microsoft) for ensuring all legal obligations were met.____
>> 
>>    I look forward to seeing these up on the site soon.____
>> 
>>    Eliot____
>> 
>>    [1] https://github.com/webplatform/msdn-js ____
>> 
>>    [2]
>>    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/yek4tbz0(v=vs.94).aspx ____
>> 
>>    __ __
>> 
>>    __ __
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
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