State of the Docs, May 9th, 2012

By rights, today’s edition of “State of the Docs” should be a little light, since it has been only a week and a half since a very productive documentation sprint. But our amazing documentation contributors collectively do not rest, and so there is still lots to mention.

Outside the usual categories of docs, Tom Lowenthal created a page of privacy policy guidelines, with help from Jishnu Menon, along with a privacy policy template that you can fork on Github. If you missed the earlier Hacks post about privacy guidelines, check it out.

Help needed

Fbender added a note to the Talk page for JavaScript Functions and function scope that “conditionally defining a function throws an error in at least ES5 strict, possibly non-strict (at least soon), too, see Bug 609832 and Bug 585536. The section Conditionally defining a function should be updated to reflect those changes.” Want to make that change? Go for it!

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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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