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RE: Defining website scope using Sitemap protocol

From: Kathy Wahlbin <kathy@interactiveaccessibility.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 10:29:05 -0500
To: "'Alistair Garrison'" <alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com>, "'Eval TF'" <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
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Hi Alistair -


I think that is a good place to get started and to see the pages on the site
but we need to keep in mind that these are only for the areas that
webmasters want search engines to crawl.  There may be areas of the site
that need to be reviewed that were excluded from this sitemap.xml file.


Another way to get an idea of scope is to use the functions in the content
management system (CMS) to see all the pages on the site.  Within the CMS,
the number of templates and common components could also be identified which
could help defined scope.






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From: Alistair Garrison [mailto:alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2011 8:06 AM
To: Eval TF
Subject: Defining website scope using Sitemap protocol


Dear all, 


It seems that a good number of website owners / webmasters submit a sitemap
to search engines.  The schema of choice for this sitemap (file) is
apparently the Sitemap protocol - http://www.sitemaps.org/ (supported by
Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft.)


What would your thoughts be on using this sitemap file generated for a
website, by the website owners / webmaster, to define the scope of a
website? Possibly answering the question - How can an evaluator express the
scope of a website.


Would be interested to hear thoughts / comments.


All the best 







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