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Re: JavaScript Reference from Microsoft

From: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 08:18:50 -0400
Message-ID: <CANQy2y3ZjAi3EFa_FR7A+q+7zT2HeS1_93MqosrZ0nHW-71fPw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
This is an amazing donation. Thanks so much to Microsoft and the authors of
the content. Just looking over the topics listed I see areas that we are
missing completely or severely lacking in. Some of which I have even been
asked where to find in the chatroom.

In IRC we decided to make a project to help facilitate the integration of
this information. Located at msdnjs [1]. So head there and start "Idea"
issues to discuss things related to getting this content imported. This
will allow us both to try and keep the discussion to this in a place where
people will hopefully be more apt to contribute compared to the Mailing
List but also give us a test area for using the system for actual
collaboration. Doing so will allow us to tweak things in the system (such
as workflows) for the stages we find things go through.

[1] http://project.webplatform.org/msdnjs

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 4:50 PM, Eliot Graff <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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