I'm currently engaged in a very long and gnarly process to fix lots of encoding errors and oddities which are only now being revealed in the source XML, mostly because they give rise to invalid HTML5 in the output. I'm down to a small number of errors, but there are still some issues to be fixed which will take significant time. However, the basic rendering of despatch pages is working, and before the end of this week I hope to be able to get the build process to the point where I can add HTML validation to the Jenkins job and have it pass. The time required for the build process should also have dropped considerably as of today, because I've refactored a bit and I'm making use of the already-rendered AJAX fragments rather than re-rendering the same entity descriptions multiple times. Dozens of hours on this in the last few weeks.
Worked 1 hour.
Worked 1.5 hours
Working on a thorny hierarchy-unwrapping problem with the Despatches site.
I've now finished converting all the original templates from the Cocoon app into modern XSLT 3, with the exception of the stuff relating to the image browser and similar special pages. There are still some page-level modules that need to be done, such as rendering the abstracts and the correspondence headers, but we're close. The output is a long way from valid, though, so I'm now going through the process of debugging and fixing things like nested links. 480 minutes, today and yesterday.
worked 3 hours
note to self, checked links, go over again to see if context is correct.
Worked 2 hours.
On late duty.
I have the RAs added to the svn repo, and the documentation for basic transcription and encoding is much further along. We've also done a detailed preliminary budget in a form that enables us to play around with options and variable costs, which is handy. Eight MSS are actually ready for transcription, which is more than we'll actually get done in the next couple of years, although we may do MSS that aren't yet in the ready set. 400 minutes over the last week.