Feb 042008

I’m back on duty.  I’m not 100% yet, but I’m working again.  I spent today wading through email, which was mostly repeated comments on two or three specific bugs, thankfully.

A few comments on things I’ve been thinking about:

JavaScript Reference

A few people have commented that they’re not thrilled with the reorganization of the JavaScript Reference to split off the non-inherited functions into a separate prototype page.  For example:



I find myself agreeing that while this might be technically correct to separate these, it makes the documentation less useful.  This is something we’ll have to revisit pretty soon.

Element IDs

While I was out, the IDs of certain elements in the browser changed in an attempt to fix a certain problem.  After a great deal of discussion, it looks like these will be switched back to their previous values.  The documentation has already been updated for the new names, and will need to be reverted — which I’ll do once it’s a done deal that they will be reverted.

Microsoft: Slayer of Openness and All That Is Good And Right

I think the title of this section of this post pretty much says it all.  Leave your hands off Yahoo!, you thugs.

 Posted by at 5:31 PM

  3 Responses to “I’m back. Sorta.”

  1. I am one of those who has commented about the separation of the prototype documentation. I can see that it is correct and really I wouldn’t mind it so much if it wasn’t so hard to find the link to the prototype section, it seems buried way down in the page. If it was nice and prominent at the top, preferably named differently like “object methods” or some such it’d be much better.

  2. Agreed; the separate page would be fine if it weren’t such a colossal pain to figure out where to look the first time.

  3. You guys are silly.

    I wouldn’t mind it so much if it wasn’t so hard to find the link. .&nbsp. If it was nice and prominent at the top. . . it’d be much better.

    They are at the top.

    The pages will likely be remerged, or at least transcluded back into their respective constructors’ pages, although differently than it was done before.