MDN Web Docs
MDN Web Docs, previously Mozilla Developer Network and formerly Mozilla Developer Center, is a documentation repository for web developers used by Mozilla, Microsoft, Google, and Samsung. The project was started by Mozilla in 2005 as a unified place for documentation about open web standards, Mozilla's own projects, and developer guides. In 2017, Microsoft, Google, and Samsung announced that they would shut down their own documentation projects and move all their documentation to MDN Web Docs.
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Other locales are unmaintained as of December 14, 2020
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The initial content for the website was provided by DevEdge, for which the Mozilla Foundation was granted a license by AOL. The site now contains a mix of content migrated from DevEdge and mozilla.org, as well as original and more up-to-date content. Documentation was also migrated from XULPlanet.com.
In 2019, Mozilla started Beta testing a new reader site for MDN Web Docs written in React (instead of jQuery; some jQuery functionality was replaced with Cherio library). The new site is scheduled to release on December 14, 2020. Until December 14 2020, contributors can continue editing articles using the old editor. After December 14, 2020, all content will be stored in git repository hosted on GitHub and contributions will have form of pull requests.
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