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RE: proposal too add more criteria for searching tools list

From: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 16:21:28 +0100
Message-ID: <09700B613C4DD84FA9F2FEA521882819C2B485@ayalga.fundacionctic.org>
To: "Andrew Arch" <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>, <shadi@w3.org>, <public-wai-ert-tools@w3.org>

> The "Accessing File" category is good, but we need to include 
> something like "single page only" to differentiate from 
> "multiple pages". I'm sure this category (or similar) came up 
> in early discussions, but we discarded as too difficult to 
> classify the tools and we decided to keep it simpler for now.

I think it's not necessary:

There are certain typical features that are common and there are certain advanced features that are not so common.

Supporting a single page is common, multiple pages is not.
Supporting normal connections is common, proxy and restricted are not.
Supporting remote files (online docs) is common, local files not

So I think that a "single page only" option is not necessary because it's a common option. There are tools that can analyse a single page but can't analyse multiple pages but, is there any tool that can analyse multiple pages but can't analyse a single one? (although you could be obliged to analyse more than one).

Then, the difference is the ability to analyse multiple pages.

For the same reason I think that "Proxy support", "Protected areas support" and "Local files analysis" are useful options, but "Remote files" is not.

And similarly, I find more useful the possibility of exclude "Remote on-line services" that the current possibility of select them.

Currently there is only the possibility to include them.
> 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


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)




Carlos Iglesias

Web Accessibility Unit - CTIC Foundation
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