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User talk:Sheppy

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regarding your change: (p?title=Transforming_XML_with_XSLT), I have gone ahead and removed the 'missing' link from the document itself. According to Google Web Cache () the page in question was very out of date anyway, and based on a (very rough) google Search () I cannot find a new version of the document. --Callek 21:58, 29 June 2006 (PDT)

Main page discussion page protected

You an admin here? Could you unprotect the discussion (talk) page for the Main page. There is a suggestion I would like to make on its layout. Thanks. --Pmsyyz 14:09, 11 November 2006 (PST)

You can post your suggestion to the mailing list. Too many people were using that talk page for user/webdev questions. --Nickolay 09:22, 12 November 2006 (PST)

[XBL:XBL 1.0 Reference]


Sorry about my poor english. h1 markup tags used by media wiki.(other wiki implementaions do too.) so wiki users do not use h1 markup ('='). I think that {{ mediawiki.external('XBL:XBL 1.0 Reference') }} must be replaced '=' with '=='. --{{ CN/Sig() }}

Suggestion: Highlighting changes in the Recent Changes RSS feed

Hi, it would be great if the Recent Changes RSS feed used color to highlight the differences between revisions. The page history already does this and as this example shows, it makes a subtle changes much easier to see. Hamstersoup 02:28, 16 March 2007 (PDT)

Signing a XPI

Eric, can you please comment in the talk section on whether or not we can use this article? BTW, sheppy at mozilla dot com bounces... you might want to update your email address on your user page --Eric H. Jung (Grimholtz) 11:19, 2 May 2007

Interesting -- sheppy at mozilla dot com used to work. Guess the alias went away when they replaced our mail server software a while back. Thanks for letting me know. I've commented on the talk page for the XPI article. --Sheppy 09:40, 2 May 2007 (PDT)

Post upgrade issues

  • After upgrade MediaWiki the redirects doesn't work. For example: Markup validation service - W3C (external) Ptak82 12:22, 9 May 2007 (PDT)
    • Redirects are fixed on developer-stage; making this change live has been submitted to IT.
  • Another problem is with templates in XUL Reference. For example: XUL:tabpanels (on this side are visible fragments of code)
<span id="a-selectedIndex" />

and doesn't work anchors. Ptak82 17:14, 9 May 2007 (PDT)

I've filed a couple of requests with IT to check on some settings that may be the cause for these issues. See bugs {{ Bug(380309) }} and bug {{ Bug(380312) }}. Sheppy 14:03, 10 May 2007 (EDT)

I've also filed bug {{ Bug(380323) }} because the edit toolbar is missing at present. This is fixed; toolbars are back.

Online/Offline_Events has weird breadcrumbs on the top. --Nickolay 02:33, 11 May 2007 (PDT)

Yeah, I've noticed some weird breadcrumbs stuff. Given that we're working toward replacing the breadcrumbs stuff sometime in the next handful of weeks anyway, I'm not really intending to put any effort into figuring it out and fixing it. --Sheppy 07:32, 11 May 2007 (PDT)
That's not our breadcrumbs, that's something mediawiki provides. We need to figure out a way to turn that off or rename the page. --Nickolay 06:41, 12 May 2007 (PDT)

Restored content

I restored all sides which were damaged. It isn't possible somehow or other to block these users? Ptak82 11:15, 27 May 2007 (PDT)

We've blocked them but the bots keep creating new accounts. I've filed a ticket with IT to try to find a solution. --Sheppy 11:16, 27 May 2007 (PDT)

Turns out that email confirmation hadn't been turned on like it supposedly had been. That's been done as of 10:50 AM PDT on Sunday, May 27, 2007. Hopefully that's put a stop to it.

Ptak82 -- thank you for fixing all of those! I appreciate it! --Sheppy 11:22, 27 May 2007 (PDT)

Inherited properites and methods in the JavaScript Reference

Nickolay suggested I should ask you to look at something I brought up on his talk page about documenting inherited properties and methods in the JavaScript Reference. What are your thoughts? -- Sevenspade 22:48, 14 December 2007 (PST)

Deletions without discussion

You have deleted MDC:Administrators. Various special pages have hardwired links to this page as noted in the edit history and on the (minimal) page itself. The same goes for MDC:Bureaucrats, I redirected it to MDC:Administrator, deleting only the target of a redirection makes no sense.

You also deleted MDC:Project with a plausible explanation, again without notification. How many users here know the secrets of the deletion logs to figure out who deleted why what they created, and why don't you go on and delete also my account? --Frank 08:05, 28 April 2008 (PDT)

Those pages were deleted because they were created out of the blue in a special namespace without prior discussion on the dev-mdc newsgroup. --Sheppy 08:09, 28 April 2008 (PDT)

Localization for Romania ( Ro )

I want to translate MDC in Romanian and I want to start the RO localization. Contact Email: silviubogan@yahoo.com.
Thanks silviubogan 11:58, 10 August 2008 (PDT)

I'm all in favor of this! We'll be launching our new wiki in a few days. We'll get you set up there as soon as possible! --Sheppy 07:21, 11 August 2008 (PDT)
Thank you! silviubogan 23:58, 11 August 2008 (PDT)
And now, because the migration is finished, should I make a new page as the home page in Romanian language ? Is this your job ?Silviubogan 20 Aug 2008

Change contents?

I'm an administrator on the Polish version of MDC and I've problem. I can't change the contents of the home page in Polish version MDC. Previously, I could do it without problem. Ptak82


Hey. I'm a newbie extension developer who writes userscripts for greasemonkey. On the nsiDownloadProgressListener page... it isn't clear at all how to actually implement it. I mean, you have to create your own object with the functions given in the article. I think the example I added that you erased makes it extremely clear to a newbie such as myself as to how to implement it. (And not be confused and think it needed to be gotten from the whole redundant Components / getService deal). Maybe it's just because I'm a newbie. But isn't the wiki for teaching us newbies?

EDIT: Nevermind-- I realized you just moved it to the bottom. Are there posting guidlines somewhere? Sorry for the confusion. I hope to contribute to MDC as much as I can.

Yeah, there's a sample interface reference you can look at. Sheppy 10 April 2009

External image references

Please don't forget to use ONLY https: images. Otherwise the page becomes insecure. Thanks! --Neil 07 February 2010

The legend element


I've seen that you have added the header 'introduced in html5' for the legend element. But this one, and also fieldset, is not new to html5 as they were already in html 4.01 (and implemented in Firefox long ago): legend in html 4.01

I believe that the header is not necessary and even misleading. teoli 14 June 2010

I added that header because the doc listed the HTML5 spec as the normative source, and I misinterpreted that as meaning the element was new in HTML5. It's not one I'd ever heard of before. I've corrected this.

Cool. I've added the link to the latest HTML5 spec even for old elements as there may be small changes with HTML 4.01. Do you think I should add also the link to the HTML4 spec? (I have it under hand as I compare it with the HTML5 one to spot, and tag, the differences) teoli 14 June 2010

Oh and while I'm at HTML5 Forms, I think that the page Forms in HTML5 is also problematic: the content is correct and important, but as not all HTML5 Forms will be implemented in Firefox 4, I think the page should be renamed in HTML5 Forms in Firefox 4 (still a subpage of HTML5) and that a new page HTML5 Forms (or Forms in HTML5), describing all new forms stuff in HTML5 (even those not implemented in Firefox 4) should be created (this new page is less important than the currently poorly named one). What do you think about this? teoli 14 June 2010

Our documentation is intended to cover all HTML capabilities, not just those we already support in Gecko. So the name is suitable. We just mark stuff we don't support with an "Unsupported" box.

Fine, so that's mean I can extend the page with the unsupported (at the moment) elements (like <progress> and <meter>). (Not necessary now anyway :-) ) Thank you for your time. teoli 14 June 2010


Hi! I see you have created a ListSubpages template, however, there's a function that does the job:

{{wiki.tree(nil, 1)}}

See wiki.tree() reference page for more information.

user01 28 June 2010

Yes, I'm aware of it. The idea behind Template:ListSubpages is that we can customize the output by editing that template, instead of relying on whatever output wiki.tree gives us. (Sheppy 29 June 2010)

Syntax highlighter style rules

There's a style declaration in https://developer.mozilla.org/deki/scripts/res/syntax/SyntaxHighlighter.css for .dp-highlighter class

width: 99%;

which produces undesirable white space, as seen in this page. Is there a way to remove it?

user01 02 July 2010

Update: I've found a workaround to this issue by wrapping the examples with

<div style="width: auto;"></div>

but the removal of the style declaration mentioned above still would be great as it reduces the amount of work and <div>s.

user01 03 July 2010

a href="#top" ?

Hi, on several pages yout mention that HTML5 specifies a "top" fragment that can be used for hyperlinks. Some edits I found are https://developer.mozilla.org/index.php?title=en/Firefox_10_for_developers&action=diff&revision=76&diff=77 and https://developer.mozilla.org/index.php?title=en/HTML/Element/a&action=diff&revision=49&diff=50. However, I cannot find any mention of this in either the W3C HTML5 spec (http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html) or the WHATWG HTML5 spec (http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/).

Could you provide a reference to where this is mentioned in the specs?

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