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Re: Definition of website

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 06:59:45 +0200
Message-ID: <4E894141.4040307@w3.org>
To: Denis Boudreau <dboudreau@accessibiliteweb.com>
CC: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Hi Denis,

Short: what is it that you are trying to fix? ;)

Long: please explain what issues you see with the current proposal and 
some of the rationale for your suggestion. In particular, I'm not sure 
what is meant by an "organized" vs "un-organized" set of related pages 
and why you want to restrict a website to something being on a single 
"web server". Also, the "HTTP protocol" and "accessed by a user agent" 
aspects are already in the WCAG2 definition of a web page so I think 
there is no need to repeat that in the definition of "website".


On 3.10.2011 06:24, Denis Boudreau wrote:
> Hi all,
> Having looked at the current I'd like to propose, if I may, another definition for what a "website" is.
> Right now, we have: "A coherent collection of one or more related web pages that together provide common use or functionality. It includes static web pages, dynamically generated web pages, and web applications".
> I think something along the lines of the following would cover more ground and circumscribe more efficiently what we mean by "website":
> "An organized set of related web pages using HTML or XHTML, linked in a coherent structure, hosted on a Web server, accessed by a user agent and governed by the HTTP or the HTTPS protocol".
> Any thoughts?
> /Denis

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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