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Re: Latest Revision

From: Eric Eggert <w3c@yatil.de>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 10:53:16 +0100
Cc: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Thomas Jewett <jewett@csulb.edu>
Message-Id: <DB104DE7-D0BD-4BCA-8634-21890DAA2CE3@yatil.de>
To: Bad TaskForce <public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org>

Hi Tom,

thank you for spotting some issues.

> In "Example 1:Home [Next example: Info]" I'd recommend
> that it say "[Next example: News]" to be consistent with
> the left navigation. (Tickets and Survey are consistent.)


> The "Sunny spells" graphic at the very top would be a good
> candidate for alt="", since the present alt text would be
> redundant and perhaps confusing in this position for a
> listener (already included in the "Today" line) -- despite
> William Loughborough's argument to the contrary on the EOWG
> mailing list.

I’d second that. That image is really not that important.  
Alternatively we could link it to a weather reports page (which  
someone has yet to create, that would be a nice example for long  
descriptions of images, too, think of weather maps or the like).

Probably worth a discussion on wednesday.

> We might want to change "2006" to "2009" everywhere -- might
> as well let people know we've worked on this recently. :-)

Changed in the weather report, we can change the other locations if we  
know about the draft date.

> For the three headline news items (heat wave, violin, brain):
> I'm assuming that the "full story" links should go to the
> corresponding articles on the news page -- they're not linked
> yet.

This is due to some server configuration issues, I don’t know how the  
w3c servers are configured,. On my server /index/, /info/, … are  
directories, on the w3c server, those are files (without extension?!).  
We will have a deeper look at this issue if we’re deploying the demo  
to w3c servers.

> Also: when the teaser ends with three dots (ellipsis), it
> normally indicates that the exact text is continued in the
> full story. This is indeed the case with "heat wave", but
> not so with violin or brain stories. We might want to make
> them all follow the same convention one way or the other
> (initial text with "..." or summary without).

We should really get some consistency here. I’m not a big fan of those  
truncated sentences either.

> External links: we're not consistent -- killer bees goes to
> Google; onions goes to Wikipedia; penguins and parks are 404;
> trombone (news page) goes to Google; air conditioning (news)
> goes to a relevant site. I'm not suggesting that they all
> go to the same place, but the 404s should probably go
> someplace like the rest. We might also want to indicate
> when a link points off-site.

I wonder if penguins and parks should go to the news section?


Eric Eggert
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