Apr 092009

As I’ve blogged about and talked about in IRC and elsewhere recently, I’m currently taking advantage of the relative downtime following getting the Firefox 3.5 documentation done to work on some organization and back-end stuff that needs to be done on the Mozilla Developer Center site.

In order to track what I’d like to do, and get feedback from the community, I’ve put together a list of what I hope to do during this cycle of work.  Let me know what you think!

 Posted by at 2:10 PM

  3 Responses to “Improving MDC”

  1. Since I am doing most of the interesting things while offline (in train), I am wondering if there is a possible to get access to some documents from MDC (or even the whole MDC!) without a network connection. I have tried applications such as httrack and wget in order to take some pages with me. The problem is to know in advance which documents I will need to keep because I need whole topic and not just specific pages, which is complicated to tell httrack how to grab.

    Is it possible in Deki to get offline support? I know that MediaWiki can do it, and in case Deki can’t, it might be good idea to make it possible using HTML5 offline support which is already integrated into Firefox, and let people tag pages and than the server will create a manifest file to allow the browser to fetch the specified pages.

  2. I’m not sure how feasible that is. It would basically require cloning the entire MDC database onto the user’s machine, wouldn’t it? I don’t see how it’s practical to do that.

  3. In case we can create a manifest file for guiding the browser to fetch specific categories for offline use, it might be possible. The browser old offline mode is not very useful for this tasks, but the newer HTML5 offline support can enjoy such abilities.