[Owasp-topten] Top 10 2010-Main wiki mistake

Neil Smithline owasp-topten at smithline.net
Tue Apr 27 17:07:16 EDT 2010

First, I am monitoring all changes.

My general take on making changes is this:

   - Copy-and-paste errors such as this, while difficult to find, are very
   easy to fix. Unless you are totally wikiphobic, go for it.
   - The same for similar textual errors. Dropped words, missing links (I
   have about a dozen I know of already that are in the queue to be fixed),
   loss of bold, underline, italic, or colored text.
   - For layout errors, if you feel comfortable correcting it, by all means
   do such.
   - Contentual changes that deviate from the printed copy should be done
   judiciously. Any serious changes should probably be discussed first (more on
   discussion in a moment).
   - Layout changes that do not involve an obvious error should be discussed

As far as making changes, big or small, I recommend you always use the
preview feature. You can set some options to make this more difficult to
forget under My Preferences-->Editing. If you are unsure about your changes
after looking at the preview, copy-and-paste the wiki source code into a
text file, cancel your changes, and then discuss what you were thinking.

If you feel discussion about your changes is necessary, there are several
ways to do this:

   1. Mail this list.
   2. Mail me at owasp-topten at smithline.net.
   3. Especially for content-related changes, mail Dave Wichers.
   4. But, best of all, for every page, the wiki provides a discussion page.
   Put your questions, comments, suggestions, compliments, and criticism there.
   The discussion page is essentially a permanently archived forum dedicated to
   each page. The Wikipedia's help on discussion (AKA: "talk" pages is at
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Talk_page_guidelines and is very
   5. If you want to discuss large portions of the T10, use the discussion
   tab of the topmost relevant page. For example, if you don't like the choice
   of blue as a accent color, then comment at the topmost page at
   http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2010. If you have a comment about
   the formatting of each risk,
   http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2010-Main is probably a better
   place. But don't worry too much, the discussion pages are only used by the
   nerdiest nerds, most readers of the wiki will never look at them.

Hope this helps,

- Neil "Looking for a contract or permanent work in the Boston area"

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 05:04, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:

> Or people can edit the wiki directly (which Neil can/is monitor(ing) using
> the Wiki 'Watch' feature
> Dinis Cruz
> On 27 Apr 2010, at 04:44, Neil Smithline <owasp-topten at smithline.net>
> wrote:
> I was trying to unilaterally rename the risks but you caught me ;-)
> Actually, this was a good catch. After reading this stuff a few times it
> all starts to look the same. I'll fix this
> While I don't want to discourage use of this list, problems such as this
> can be sent directly to me.
> - Neil
> 781-754-7628
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 23:00, Brent Shikoski < <brent.shikoski at gmail.com>
> brent.shikoski at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  It appears that there is a minor mistake on the wiki page
>> <http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2010-Main>
>> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2010-Main.  In the top ten list
>> table, the text in the anchor tag is wrong on items A7 through A10.  The
>> descriptions and link targets look correct, just the text on the links
>> appear out of order.
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