HTML documentation status

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This page tracks ongoing documentation work in the MDN HTML section. Feel free to contribute!


Pages No tags Needs* tags Missing tags Editorial reviews Technical reviews Outdated pages Dev-doc-needed bugs Documentation requests
182 0 (0%) 21 (12%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 14 (8%) 42 (24%) 6 (4%) 25 (14%)

See also localization status of this section.

Needs* tags

Found 21 pages. Learn more about how to deal with meta-tags.

Editorial reviews

Found 2 pages. Learn more about how to do an editorial review.

Technical reviews

Found 14 pages. Learn more about how to do a technical review.

Outdated pages

Found 42 pages. These pages haven't been updated in over a year. Outdated pages can have problems with both content and format. Look at these pages and consider: Is this page talking about the Web of today? Does it look consistent with newer pages in this topic area? If not, make any needed changes.

Dev-doc-needed bugs

Found 6 bugs. Learn more about how to resolve a dev-doc-needed bug.

Bug Summary Release
640953 Apply spec changes to <progress> (if needed) ---
946398 Flip the pref to enable <input type=number> mozilla29
930277 Flip the pref to enable <input type=color> for Linux/Gtk, Windows and Mac OS mozilla28
261037 overflow property not implemented on fieldset mozilla27
717181 Make <fieldset> invalid if they contain an invalid form control mozilla26
884332 Limit <input type='email'>'s value to have labels of 63 chars max mozilla26

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Documentation requests

Found 25 bugs. Documentation request bugs can contain various kinds work related to MDN pages. Read through the bug and ask questions in the bug if in doubt.

Bug Summary
521391 [HTML5] Provide a dev doc explaining how to avoid speculation failures
657004 Archive or migrate Xforms pages on
785685 Image not shown in code sample
819656 Convert all samples of the HTML Reference to Live Samples
819659 Translations of HTML Reference must use updated Live Samples
819663 Convert all samples of HTML tutorials to Live Samples
819665 Translations of HTML Tutorials must use updated Live Samples
853969 Write documentation for Microdata
861235 Clean up the <input> doc
866430 Documentation for the <input type=time> implementation
866440 Documentation for the <input type=date> implementation
866457 Documentation for the <input type=number> implementation
884724 An existing page is down, so there are multiple links to non-existing web pages
887306 Use of word "section" in HTML5 documentation
914948 <link> tag documentation incorrectly states that the only format supporting multiple images sizes is ICNS.
945041 need a devmo page on favicon guidance
961626 Documentation on event handler
974432 Create a page about URL encoding
985420 Document the contextmenu attribute
1050937 [META] Thoroughly document HTML <picture> element
1058680 Content not found
1058683 Content not found
1063999 Guide to text, text formatting and styling, and text rendering on the Web
1080176 broken link content_type on <object> page
1142780 404 in mozilla NSS FAQ

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Please help us to localize this documentation into different languages. Read more about how to translate.

Language Pages Translated Translations up to date
bn-BD 182 9 (4%) 0 (0%)
ca 179 8 (4%) 7 (87%)
de 182 80 (43%) 26 (32%)
es 182 104 (57%) 19 (18%)
fa 182 6 (3%) 0 (0%)
fr 182 171 (93%) 64 (37%)
it 182 39 (21%) 20 (51%)
ja 182 143 (78%) 22 (15%)
ko 182 107 (58%) 38 (35%)
pl 182 49 (26%) 9 (18%)
pt-BR 182 73 (40%) 13 (17%)
ru 177 16 (9%) 12 (75%)
zh-CN 182 70 (38%) 23 (32%)
zh-TW 179 5 (2%) 0 (0%)

The <picture> project

HTML has defined the way to deal with responsive images and similar image selections problems. Mainly they decided to add a new element, <picture>, and a new <img> attribute, srcset. It also added and modified HTML APIs and the semantic of the <source> element.

We have a project to integrate all relevant documentation during Q3 2014.

Project plan


Tagging standard

  • TBD

Other tasks to do

  • TBD

Tutorial to-do list

  • TBD

Notes for translators

Any notes here? Where do we expect updates, so that localizers don't translate and update too often?


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