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RE: HTML Validator/QA tips

From: Steve Billings <billings@global360.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 07:31:48 -0400
To: <andrewc@mail.vicnet.net.au>, "Tex Texin" <tex@i18nguy.com>
Cc: "Martin Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>, <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AMEPLMAIGEILOIOPFNIHIEEJCLAA.billings@global360.com>

It does sound like there may be two needs:

1. Quick tips
A list of the tips provides links into the content
Each link (tip) summarizes the action to take
2. A manual
A more traditional table of contents provides links into the content
In addition to the guidelines themselves, the manual could include
introductory sections with background material, appendices with backup
material, etc.

I'm wondering if a single source of content could serve both needs...? That
is, the quick tips simply become another window into (i.e. a set of links
into) the core of the manual (the sections containing the guidelines. There
may be a mismatch in style, level of detail needed, or navigational needs,
but if it worked it could reduce the time to produce them.


Steve Billings, Global 360
Software Globalization Consulting
Java Internationalization Training
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-----Original Message-----
From: public-i18n-geo-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-i18n-geo-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Andrew Cunningham
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 9:27 PM
To: Tex Texin
Cc: Martin Duerst; public-i18n-geo@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML Validator/QA tips


Tex Texin wrote:
> I like the styles guide http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/ organization
> as a model that is readable sequentially, but allows you to move quickly
> to topics of particular interest as well as being able to read thru
> overviews without getting mired in details. The overviews become the
> quick tips...

The style guide incorporating quick tips is an interesting idea,
although the format is better suited to material designed as educational
material or for casual reading.

For more intensive uses in the workplace something more concise and
maybe akin to the accessibility guidelines/checklists may more useful.

Ideally we need to cover both types/levels of material.

Just my 2 cents worth.


Andrew Cunningham
Multilingual  Technical Officer
OPT, Vicnet
State Library of Victoria


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