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Re: proposal too add more criteria for searching tools list

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 17:19:19 +0100
Message-ID: <43C7D307.2040108@w3.org>
To: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Cc: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>, public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org


Carlos Iglesias wrote:
>>Also, seems like "Classification" is a bit of a catch-all - 
>>is its purpose to recreate the categories we have in the current list?
> More or less, I find them useful and I think they should be recreated and expanded
> E.g.
> General- Tools that perform tests for a variety of accessibility issues.
> Focused - Tools that test for one or a limited aspect of accessibility.
> Services - Tools that run on an ongoing basis such as proxies, Web services, and monitors.
> Plugins/Extensions - Tools that run on other tools (need other tools to run)

In the past, classifying "General" vs "Focused" has proved to be challenging and not very beneficial. I agree with Andrew that the direction should be providing more granual options (as we have done by extending "Plugins/Extensions" to "Browser Integration", "Authoring Tool Integration", etc for example) rather than defining (ambiguous) blanket categories.


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