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RE: Copying editors' drafts in W3C space

From: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:55:29 +0100
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On Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:47 AM, fantasai wrote:
> On 01/14/2014 01:13 PM, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> > So, one o the items we have on the publication pipeline wishlist is the
> > ability to automatically copy editors drafts on www.w3.org.
> >
> > My guess would be that we would put them under /drafts/ or /editors/.
> >
> > In order to facilitate the task of the script that would do this copy,
> > I'm wondering if requiring a manifest file would be acceptable. That
> > would avoid having to determine the dependencies between resources in
> > the document.
> >
> > The logic would be something like:

Wouldn't it be much simpler to just set up a (caching) proxy? All you would then need to provide is the URL(s) to proxy. Alternatively, the Mercurial repositories could be used. It's quite trivial to sync a Git repo into Mercurial but it might be even simpler if W3C would decide to run a Git server as well.

> > Not sure how to approach the problem of keeping it up-to-date yet.
> > Ideally, the editor should have nothing to do and it's done
> > automatically for him, but I don't imagine yet our systems pulling all
> > the editors draft every minute. We might be able to listen to
> > notifications out of github however.

That would be a no-brainer using either a proxy or a repo.

> What do people think?
> Why wouldn't these drafts simply be showing up as
> http://www.w3.org/TR/shortname/ ?

Because the expectation is that stuff in TR space "never" changes.

Markus Lanthaler
Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 08:55:59 UTC

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