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Re: Definition of website

From: Michael S Elledge <elledge@msu.edu>
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:16:24 -0400
Message-ID: <4E89C3B8.7070207@msu.edu>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, "public-wai-evaltf@w3.org" <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
I am also concerned that we inclu other technologies not based on html.
> 	That seems to be a more technically specific description Denis. I wonder whether we need to extend either description to reference page assets as well though? Flash/PDF/Silverlight/whatever entities for example?
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> Léonie.
On 10/3/2011 12:59 AM, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> 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".
>
> Best,
>   Shadi
>
>
> On 3.10.2011 06:24, Denis Boudreau wrote:
>> Hi all,
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>> Having looked at the current I'd like to propose, if I may, another 
>> definition for what a "website" is.
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>> 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".
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>> I think something along the lines of the following would cover more 
>> ground and circumscribe more efficiently what we mean by "website":
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>> "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".
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>> Any thoughts?
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>> /Denis
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