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Re: Feedback sought on reorganizing the list of W3C Technical Reports

From: Tobie Langel <tobie.langel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 18:38:36 +0100
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To: spec-prod@w3.org
On Mon, Jan 11, 2021, at 13:21, Nigel Megitt wrote:
> Realistically, for this human, 280 and 1200 are pretty much the same 
> degree of "hard to navigate".

I second that concern. I’m actually wondering if this isn’t going to increase the cognitive load rather than lower it.

We had somewhat successfully dabbled in categorizing specs in higher level groups as part of the Coremob effort[1], though I would probably rename some of those categories today. I feel like getting to a more meaningful and manageable set should be a goal and is achievable.

I understand the maintenance cost of keeping something like this up to date, but making categorization a publishing requirement doesn’t seem an impossible burden on the editors.

I’m kind of bummed to see something so important rushed through a site redesign that’s been a decade in the making. Is there any way this can be given more time so we’re more sure of the outcome?

Best,

—tobie

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[1]: http://coremob.github.io/coremob-2012/FR-coremob-20130131.html
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