I may have some time this weekend to work on a device page, and play with datatable's. Would I be able to take advantage of a first-cut set of automatically created dataentry pages? (I would be OK if they got overhauled/updated/overwritten/deleted by a different/better version in the near future.)
But having those dataentry pages in place, even experimentally, would help move the testing forward. Thanks.
Before the dataentry pages are created, the template http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/dataentry_template needs to be finalized.
You don't build the roof before the basement.
I guess we need to (manually) set up a few test-dataentries, to validate our model. That sounds what @richbhanover wants to do.
I think the "dataentry_template" is very good! If there are problems with it (and perhaps there are) the best way to find out is to actually put it to real use.
I think we should set up 6-12 data entries that corresponds to 2-3 device pages and see what happens.
That brings us into the NAMING of data entries (the txt-files that will later become the url for them).
2) Replace and eleminate various characters
3) In the case of QEMU, adding target/platform to make it unique
This generated long and ugly data entry names!
Alternatives would be
a) 00000001, 00000002, 000000003, ... (not nice)
b) a hash (worse)
c) Asus-00001, Asus-00002... (also not nice with SFR (Société Française de Radiotéléphonie))
d) Model+NNNNNN (even models are not nice: TEW-632BRP & TEW-652BRP)
e) We think of something sensible for 910 device pages and write guidelines (just joking)
Avoiding the question. After Big Bang (that is when all data entries are created and the old ToH is retired, sorry for not being clear)... what is the procudure when "anyone" wants to create a data entry? Can we have a form for that? How then is the name of the data entry created?
Perhaps this is the right way to start (with an add-data-entry-instruction), then @richbhanover can add a few (test) data entries and try it?