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Re: Second JS bulk upload

From: Julee <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:45:40 -0800
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Max Polk <maxpolk@gmail.com>
CC: Webplatform List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CEB8DA2C.A130E%julee@adobe.com>
Hi, Max & All:

We also have the convention that the URL should be lowercase, except for
the language elements, which should conform to the spec. So:


Conforms, but:


Should be


And so on.


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3:07 PM
To: Max Polk <maxpolk@gmail.com>
Cc: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Second JS bulk upload

>Hi, MaxˇV
>First off: fantastic work, thank you!
>Regarding hierarchies vs flat structure, we've already made an
>architecture decision to have a hierarchy of pages, with topics (HTML)
>subdivided into subtopics (properties, selectors, media queries, etc.).
>We're going to do the same with JavaScript.
>In addition to avoiding conflicts (e.g. to disambiguate the 'border'
>attribute of the HTML <table> element from the CSS 'border' property),
>it also presents a nice mental model of the Open Web Platform, and
>intuitive navigation within a topic.
>Of course, we can't always have a single definitive, all-encompassing
>tree structure, since many things are connected in multiple ways. This
>is where categories are also useful, as you say, and we do need to look
>at how to deal with them more systematically.
>So, I agree with Phistuck that we shouldn't flatten the structure out
>too much, though we can talk about optimizations.
>On 11/24/13 3:48 PM, Max Polk wrote:
>> In a dictionary or encyclopedia, everything is at the same top-level
>> namespace.  In a wiki, in some rare cases subpages can be useful, but to
>> categorize in Mediawiki, the main approach is to "tag" the page with a
>> Category:Something inside double square brackets.  You can add multiple
>> categories.
>> To diverge from the built-in power of Mediawiki categorization by trying
>> to replace it with subpages is a mistake.  Just click "random page" over
>> and over again on Wikipedia and see how many subpages you run into
>> (almost never).
>> We already have several top-level subdivisions of webplatform docs, one
>> of them being the /javascript/ page path.  Let's not use additional
>> paths when all we need to do is "tag" pages (with a category).  There is
>> even a facility to list all pages in a category automatically, and you
>> can even edit that page.  For example, see this:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Algebra
>> It is a category page, with autogenerated page inclusion.  Just "tag" a
>> page with "[[Category:Algebra]]" and it appears in the category page.
>> But you can also introduce the category by editing the category page
>> itself (the material on the top).
>> Trying to use subpaths under /javascript/ in this wiki feels to me like
>> a lack of harmony, awkward, and a divergence from the best strengths
>> Mediawiki has to offer, especially since the power of "tagging" pages
>> (categorization) has been completely missing, from all our
>> Best approach is to try to tag (categorize) pages first, then, and only
>> then if that fails, fall back to additional subpage paths.  P.S. it
>> won't fail.  ;-)
>> On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 2:23 AM, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com
>> <mailto:phistuck@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     It seems a bit messy, to have the API and the language reference
>>     (syntax, statements, operators) in the same level...
>>     For example -
>>     javascript/String
>>     javascript/Statements
>>     Also, if we keep them (and I think we should), any non API path
>>     component ("Statements", "Operators") should be lower case.
>>     ˇ¸*PhistucK*
>>     On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 6:01 AM, Max Polk <maxpolk@gmail.com
>>     <mailto:maxpolk@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>         The next round of JavaScript pages have just been uploaded.
>>           Root path:
>>         http://docs.webplatform.org/__test/javascript
>>         <http://docs.webplatform.org/test/javascript>
>>         The links now work, it should be navigable at this point.  Note
>>         that this page, in the original, was intended to the landing
>>         page, which pointed to the below top-level pages:
>>         Then these top-level pages, in the original, were helpers to
>>         point you to the other pages:
>>         http://docs.webplatform.org/__test/javascript/Functions
>>         <http://docs.webplatform.org/test/javascript/Functions>
>>         http://docs.webplatform.org/__test/javascript/Statements
>>         <http://docs.webplatform.org/test/javascript/Statements>
>>         http://docs.webplatform.org/__test/javascript/Operators
>>         <http://docs.webplatform.org/test/javascript/Operators>
>>         http://docs.webplatform.org/__test/javascript/Objects
>>         <http://docs.webplatform.org/test/javascript/Objects>
>>         http://docs.webplatform.org/__test/javascript/Properties
>>         <http://docs.webplatform.org/test/javascript/Properties>
>>         Why are those there?
>>         Because we took original html files that were arranged very
>>         tree-like in their URL path structure, and began *flattening* to
>>         be more like what an encyclopedic venue such as a wiki is good
>>         at storing and finding.  By flattening I mean taking out the
>>         "Objects/" path prefix to many pages, and things like that.
>>           While we still use subpages, we don't technically need that
>>         landing page or the subtopic pages just so everything can be
>>         found.  A wiki you simply search for things.  Having said that
>>         these pages still look useful to me, although they will probably
>>         be reworked.
>>         We are messaging the pages to be more like a wiki where URLs are
>>         very important, and less like a tech site whose URLs don't
>>         always have to make sense.  We want the URLs to be clean.
>>           Fortunately for us, they were already very clean and well
>>         organized to begin with.  That definitely is making our
>>         flattening effort a lot easier.  Three cheers to organization
>>         the pages donator Microsoft imposed, and the good content!
>>         The work below is still outstanding:
>>             Automation to do:
>>             2. talk about static method page name (X/X.method versus
>>             X/method)
>>             3. talk about Global/* (nobody says
>>             "Global.decodeURIComponent" so maybe hide the Global prefix)
>>             Non-automation to do:
>>             1. Discuss keeping Object/constructor and erase six other
>>             pages (Array/constructor, Boolean/constructor, etc), that
>>             are essentially duplicates.
>>             2. Discuss keeping Object/prototype and erase six other
>>             pages (Array/prototype, Boolean/prototype, etc), likewise.
>>             3. Probably should not erase six other pages for valueOf:
>>             (Array/valueOf , Boolean/valueOf , etc), likewise, since
>>             they are each custom versions that return different things
>>             (a string, an array, a boolean value, etc).
>>             4. Create String/X pages for each of the String HTML Tag
>>             Methods (string.anchor, string.big, string.blink, etc)
>>             5. Discuss folding arguments/0 n Properties and RegExp/1 9
>>             Propertiesinto their main page then delete them
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