MDN/Archives/Get involved/Doc Sprints/2012September

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This sprint will have in-person meetings as well as remote participation.



Typically we focus on Web standards (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SVG, MathML, etc.), but other areas of MDN such as Mozilla technology (apps, Persona, Firefox OS, etc.) or the Mozilla project (building, testing, localizing) are all fair game.

Some topic areas where MDN needs more content:

We need help to have these up-to-date with all the relevant information. Not only the latest ones but also older ones.

The classical open web tasks:

  • CSS: several articles of the form "Using the..." are needed. Please coordinate with Jean-Yves
  • HTML:
    • a basic tutorial (but really basic, for complete beginners),
    • several articles on how to use some HTML5 features (like how to use the semantic text element: what's the difference between <b><dfn><strong><em>, ...),
    • HTML5 Microdata
    • Update to the HTML5 Content categories article (palpable content!); update the schema at the top (with palpable content too). Creates template so that we can get the relevant information when hovering over the term in other pages.
    • we need to redesign the HTML reference page and to make them closer to the one of the CSS reference (Removing the Christmas tree we have right now).
    • Please coordinate with Jean-Yves.
  • Review, complete some DOM API to be sure they are up-to-date with latest standard/implementation: Geolocation API, Page Visibility API, ...

Not an exhaustive list: if you have other ideas, you're welcome.


The following are the times when in-person sprinters are going to be working. Remote sprinters are welcome to work outside these hours, whenever is convenient in your time zone.

  • Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm British Summer Time (08:00 to 16:00 UTC)
  • Saturday: 9:30am to 4:30pm BST (08:00 to 15:30 UTC)
  • Sunday: 9:30am to 4:00pm BST (08:30 to 15:00 UTC)

We'll break for lunch mid-day, and will also have an outing Saturday evening.


The following people are planning to participate:

  • Janet
  • Ali
  • Jean-Yves
  • Florian (WebAPIs, dev-doc-needed bugs)
  • Jérémie
  • Chris M.
  • Marc-Aurèle (primarily IndexedDB, Open Web App, then JavaScript, CSS, HTML, whatever helps)
  • Louis-Remi
  • Julia
  • Julien
  • Till (SpiderMonkey API, introductory material and cookbook)
  • Kadir (Sumo)
  • Onur


  • Scott R: WebRTC
  • Michael?
  • jenzed (HTML primer - starting small)
  • Trevor


  • Hotel: St. Martin's Lane - will be arranged through Mozilla travel
    • 45 Saint Martin's Lane London WC2N 4HX, United Kingdom
  • London Office information (including transportation & directions)
    • Address: 101 St Martins Lane (3rd Floor) London WC2N 4AZ UK


  • Thursday: optional dinner for people in town @ Wagamama Leicester Square, 14 Irving street. Reservations at 20:00, meet in the hotel lobby 19:30. Please let Ali know if you are joining us.
  • Friday dinner @ 18:00, Dishoom Bombay Cafe
  • Saturday: leave the office/hotel ~16:30 for an excursion to London Eye. Dinner @ Waterloo Bar & Grill, reservations 19:45.
  • Sunday: optional dinner for people still in town. 19:30 @ Belgo Centraal, 50 Earlham Street. Please let Ali know if you want to go to dinner so I can make the reservation!