State of the Docs, Feb. 1, 2012

Here are some of the changes to the Mozilla Developer Network site in the week and a half since the recent doc sprint.

Infrastructure woes

We had a snafu for a few days last week when a server crashed in the middle of a move of the DOM reference hierarchy, causing many DOM reference pages to apparently disappear. That situation has now been fixed.

We have a recurring issue with the wiki software, where the syntax highlighting extension fails to load, causing an error message to appear in place of code examples. While we wait for a patch to be backported by the vendor, we have a script in place that detects this situation and corrects it. While you might still occasionally see those error messages, they should be less frequent and persistent than previously.

Web standards docs

Mozilla-specific docs

About Janet Swisher

Janet is the Community Lead and Project Manager for MDN Web Docs. She joined Mozilla in 2010, and has been involved in open source software since 2004 and in technical communication since the 20th century. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and a standard poodle.

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