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Re: JavaScript page naming, round B

From: Julee <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:23:33 -0700
To: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>, Max Polk <maxpolk@gmail.com>
CC: Webplatform List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE058845.8632D%jburdeki@adobe.com>
Hi, PhistucK & Max:

We spoke about this thread in the general meeting today. You're closing on a
final schema, so let's create a proposal page for the JavaScript reference.
Then, we can ask some ECMAScript language experts to review it.

Do one of you want to create a page at, say,

If you want me to take a stab at it first, so you two can go in and finalize
it, let me know.



From:  PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Date:  Friday, July 12, 2013 2:57 AM
To:  Max Polk <maxpolk@gmail.com>
Cc:  julee <julee@adobe.com>, Webplatform List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Subject:  Re: JavaScript page naming, round B

I believe we have settled on "javascript" (versus "js"), since
http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/javascript exists and
http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/js does not, so "javascript" is the top

Regarding the "objects" level... I still think it should be "Global", for
correctness and accuracy reasons. I am not an authority here, anyway, so
others have to agree in order to make this a consensus (but I feel like I am
the only one with this "Global" opinion).


On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 4:40 AM, Max Polk <maxpolk@gmail.com> wrote:
> The first link:
>      http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2012Nov/0161.html
>  Conveys the principle:
>      Remove the "intermediate" pages (objects, events, methods, and
> properties)
>      from the namespace to keep the URLs shorter:
>  Format:
>      apis/nameOfApi/apiObject/(event|method|property)
>  Example:
>      apis/webrtc/MediaStreamTrackList/length
>  Listing page for all things in the api:
>      apis/nameOfApi
>  And that does seem to be fully contained in:
>      http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Creating_API_pages
>  The second link and it's follow on discussion:
>      http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2013Feb/0071.html
>  Asks a question about combining content for event/property magic:
>      apis/indexeddb/IDBTransaction/onerror
>      apis/indexeddb/IDBTransaction/error
>  But no such magic is defined by the JavaScript language.
>  I'm ignoring the architecture page since it's marked as old:
>      http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Architecture
>  I'm ignoring the 48K "mother of all index pages" since it has spotty coverage
> of JavaScript:
>      http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Content/Topic_Hierarchy
>  So I believe we are now in agreement.  This page seems like the true
> reference:
>      http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Content/Reference_articles
>  And we are here for page names:
>      js/operators
>      js/statements
>  And all I need to do is add:
>      js/objects
>  That leaves two decisions left to vote on:
>  Decision 1: use "js" or "javascript" as the top-level?
>      js/operators    --versus--    javascript/operators
>      js/statements --versus--    javascript/statements
>  Decision 2: accept "js/objects" as the parent of all built-in objects of
> importance:
>      javascript/objects
>  On 7/11/2013 2:05 AM, PhistucK wrote:
>> Actually, I am not sure the pages to which you linked are up to date or
>> reflect the future we want to have, but maybe the current situation (before
>> the MSDN import).
>> The discussions I could find -
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2012Nov/0161.html
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2013Feb/0071.html
>> It looks like every such discussion did not result in any action (a wiki
>> update) or in total agreement. Perhaps it was discussed further in the
>> content meetings that (I think) Julee had back then, I did not participate in
>> those.
>>  ...[clip]...
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