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RE: wai search questions for tuesday meeting

From: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 14:53:32 +1000
To: "'Justin Thorp'" <justin@mycapitalweb.com>, <public-wai-eo-site@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001301c57554$02c62590$3e708790@yourdh7axfhyur>

A few comments/questions:

Does "All W3C doc" search he entire W3C site for WAI and non-WAI docs? The
description on the draft page does make this completely clear. Maybe it
should read "... searches the entire W3C Web site, including the WAI
(sub)site"? Otherwise the first 2 are ok for me.

Email archive searching - is it possible just to search all the WAI related
archives (eg all the w/pg and the IG archives)?

Button - "search' is good for the button

Field label - this is always cause for debate, but I would tend to recommend
"search for:" or "search terms:"

Search link in statics nav - "WAI site search"

Should the search be included in the static nav? Yes - simple search at your
finger/mouse-tips is good (and common). But,  what we then call the link to
the search.php page? Maybe, as we want folk to explore the site (at least
initially while the redesign is new and we have all those great new intro
pages) we should NOT put the search box on the home page.

Cheers, Andrew

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[mailto:public-wai-eo-site-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Justin Thorp
  Sent: Monday, 20 June 2005 9:16 AM
  To: public-wai-eo-site@w3.org
  Subject: wai search questions for tuesday meeting

  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


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