Web Platform Docs (WPD) was launched in October 2012 by the W3C with stewards including Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera. The project, which is still in alpha, aims to create a wiki-styled site made up of thousands of web documentation articles and looks to the community to contribute suitable material.
At the moment they are HTML files that are used by Microsoft to create documentation on MSDN and they need to be converted to MediaWiki format for publication.
“the donation is substantial, but it leaves room for a expansion and enhancement from our community. But the first step is integrating these articles into WPD”.
Help is required in deciding the URL structure for the documents, then making the MediaWiki templates:
“We need to define how each page type (object, property, method, etc.) is structured, again for consistency and to make it easy for an API to extract just the information needed.”
Finally, Webplatform is looking for ideas for a methodology to convert the HTML content into the wiki. As Shepazu puts it:
Converting 400+ pages by hand would be tedious, but an automated import script is likely to be error-prone, even with consistent and well-structured HTML like the export from MSDN.
Any ideas as how to streamline the task?