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wai search questions for tuesday meeting

From: Justin Thorp <justin@mycapitalweb.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 19:15:51 -0400
To: public-wai-eo-site@w3.org
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We currently have a functional search that gives the user the option  
of searching WAI or all of the W3C.

It does a search of w3.org.  The WAI specific search appends the WAI  
keyword onto the end of the search string.  This takes minimal work  
to maintain and will include documents that are outside of w3.org/WAI  
(i.e. TR Documents & minutes).

There are a couple of open issues with the user interface of the search.
What should we call the labels on the search page?
for the search options -
     *WAI Guidelines & Documents
     *All W3C Documents
links to mail search -
     *W3C Mailing Lists Search
     *W3C Mailing Lists Advanced Search

What should we use for the button & field labels on the search page?
     * button label: Go, Search, Search WAI, ...?
     * field label: Search:, Search for:, ...?

What should the link be called in the static nav area?
     * WAI Site Search

Should the search box go in the static navigation box?

Justin Thorp

Justin Thorp

Technical Assistant
Michigan State University
Academic Computing & Network Services - Applications Programming

Principal; Web Developer & Accessibility Specialist
MyCapitalWeb.com LLC
3016 S. Deerfield
Lansing, MI 48911

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