It turns out that formulating a single canonical documentation taxonomy is not necessary, as MediaWiki supports nested Categories, and any page can be included in any number of categories or subcategories. Having an initial set of categories could still be useful, if only to give us a starting point.
This list exists as an attempt to provide that starting point. It is less critical that it be correct and complete, however, as Categories and Subcategories (and Sub-subcategories...etc) can be added to a MediaWiki at will.
That said, PLEASE feel free to modify, organize, and add to the list below.
You may want to have a look at http://www.mozilla.org/docs/jargon.html
Taxonomy List (rough)
- Cascading Style Sheets.
- Dynamic HTML. (I'm not sure this belongs here. DHTML is a marketing buzzword for JS + HTML; there's no 'DHTML standard' - Gerv)
- "The Document Object Model is an API for HTML and XML documents. It does two things for web developers: it provides a structural representation of the document, and it defines the way that that structure is to be accessed from script, allowing you to get at the web page as a structured group of nodes, which we will discuss shortly. Essentially, it connects web pages to scripts or programming languages."
- Hypertext Markup Language.
- Scripting language.
- Resource Description Framework, W3C technology.
- Web Standards
- Web standards, best practices, using standards in web development, etc.
- Scalable Vector Graphics
- Extensible Markup Language.
- XSL Transformations language.
- Application Object Model.
- Browser engine.
- Necko (?)
- "The network library (Necko) provides a platform-independent API for several layers of networking ranging from transport to presentation layers. This API is used in the Mozilla client and can be used for writing other networking clients."
- "Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides a platform-neutral API for system level and libc like functions. The API is used in the Mozilla client, many of Netscape/AOL/iPlanet's and other software offerings."
- Extensible Binding Language, used in describing bindings that can be attached to elements in other documents.
- Cross Platform Component Object Model.
- Cross Platform Installer (presumably).
- XML User Interface Language.
- Assistive technologies and related development efforts.
- Embedding Mozilla
- Embeddable browser and HTML editor SDK.
- Small add-ons for extending the functionality of Mozilla applications.
- Mozilla as a Platform
- Developing applications using the Mozilla platform.
- Mozilla Hacking
- Developing Mozilla technologies.
- Open Source Development
- Open Source development practices and such.
- Plugin development docs.
- Remote Applications
- Development of remote applications.
- General topic, not sure if this belongs on the list.
- Anything and everything related to security technologies in Mozilla.
- Testing (QA, etc)
- Docs related to QA, testing, bug reporting, etc.
- Theme development docs.
- Toolkit Apps
- Dev docs related to Firefox, Calendar, Thunderbird.
- Any documentation related to development tools such as Bugzilla, Bonsai, LXR, etc.
- Cross References
- Image Handling