Wiki login

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Tue Aug 19 14:27:51 PDT 2008


On Aug 17, 2008, at 12:41 PM, David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:

> OK, but to me this makes the wiki a significantly less reliable source
> of information, since I cannot have any confidence that if someone  
> (not
> a member of TC39) had seen an error then they would have been able to
> correct it. Note that this is not just a theoretical concern; I have
> seen a large amount of obsolete or incorrect content on the wiki (in
> both the ES3.1 and ES4 sections) that I suspect would probably have
> been fixed long ago if they were more openly editable.

Probably; also other edits would be made, but I agree that wikis  
don't work well if too few hands are available to keep turning over  
the compost ;-).


> Some wikis distinguish between editing and append-only commenting,  
> where
> the latter can be configured to be allowed for a wider group of users.
> For Docuwiki there is a plugin to implement this:
> <http://www.dokuwiki.org/plugin:userannotations>
> It also allows users to edit their own comments.

Thanks, I will look into this and make a proposal to give greater  
access to TC39.

/be


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