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Re: [Public WebGL] WebGL Reference Pages





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> 
> On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 11:19 AM, Gregg Tavares (社用)
> <gman@google.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Mark Callow
> > <callow_mark@hicorp.co.jp>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> On 12/08/07 18:44, Gregg Tavares (社用) wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 6:25 PM, Benoit Jacob <bjacob@mozilla.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Is it acceptable to copy text from other Khronos resources, such
> >>> as:
> >>>
> >>>  - OpenGL ES man pages
> >>>  - OpenGL ES sprc
> >>>  - WebGL spec
> >>
> >>
> >> I don't know if it is acceptable copy from the OpenGL ES spec or
> >> man
> >> pages. Honestly those pages often seem derived from OpenGL 1.0 and
> >> it would
> >> be nice, where appropriate, to just write new docs.
> >>
> >> I don't know about the legal position either but I worry about
> >> duplication
> >> of effort and divergence between the OpenGL ES and WebGL man
> >> pages. The vast
> >> majority of the information is the same for both. It would be nice
> >> to have
> >> at least the source in one place with page sections noting
> >> differences in
> >> WebGL where necessary.
> >>
> >> I also worry that using a Wiki for the reference pages creates an
> >> enormous
> >> amount of manual effort that could otherwise be automated such as
> >> making
> >> live references from one page to another.
> >
> >
> > I totally agree with you. As an engineer I want shared docs,
> > automated code
> > snippets, docs generated from IDLs. etc, etc etc.
> >
> >  But as a counter example, look how long the GL pages have had bad
> >  info. I
> > filed bugs. They still aren't fixed. If they were a wiki I'd have
> > fixed them
> > myself. As something checked in somewhere I have no idea where they
> > are or
> > how to get access to their repo or if I'm even allowed to access
> > that repo.
> > I'm lucky I even had an idea where to file bugs. On a Wiki I just
> > click
> > [EDIT] and fix it.
> 
> The transition of the WebGL repo to Github should make incorporation
> of changes like this much easier and mostly automated. Would it be
> feasible to check in the sources to the reference pages, and
> postprocess them to generate wiki pages or HTML? I know there's
> already been discussion about the lower barrier to entry with a wiki,
> but the lack of automated tools for management seems really
> problematic in the long run.

Again, I am not convinced that mediawiki really lacks such tools; one would need to be more specific here, to make progress. What's missing? If it's just "see also" lists, mediawiki does offer tools for that.

Benoit


> 
> -Ken
> 
> 
> >>
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >> -Mark
> >>
> >>
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