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Re: Comments on Target Audience - websites

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 18:12:54 +0200
Message-ID: <4E7B5E86.1020701@w3.org>
To: public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
I think WCAG 2.0 defines "web pages" but not "websites", which is why 
attempted to provide a definition for our use:

- 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 (aka CMS-driven), and web applications 
(aka client-side scripting).

This definition will probably still need a lot more work (for example to 
remove the recursion in it) but I hope it covers what we all mean.

Best,
   Shadi


On 22.9.2011 17:41, Michael S Elledge wrote:
> That's a good point, Katie. Thanks for pointing it out.
>
> Should we include "websites" in our glossary, then, in case other people
> are confused?
>
> Mike
>
> On 9/22/2011 11:27 AM, Katie Haritos-Shea wrote:
>> Concerning the second issue "websites" to "websites and web-delivered
>> applications".........
>>
>> I understand why this is being suggested, however, WCAG has a
>> definition of "websites" that covers all kinds of web content. WCAG is
>> web CONTENT accessibility guidelines, not the HTML accessibility
>> guidelines.
>>
>> My 2 cents.............:-)
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Michael S Elledge<elledge@msu.edu>
>>> Sent: Sep 22, 2011 11:06 AM
>>> To: "public-wai-evaltf@w3.org"<public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
>>> Subject: Comments on Target Audience
>>>
>>> Hi Everyone--
>>>
>>> We may want to either revise a current use scenario or add a new one
>>> that includes "vendors or organizations wishing to evaluate websites"
>>> since I don't see a reference that would relate to companies doing this
>>> work.
>>>
>>> Also, I would propose that we revise wording from "websites" to
>>> "websites and web-delivered applications" since part of WCAG 2.0's
>>> intent is to be technology-agnostic, and websites may be interpreted as
>>> html-based content.
>>>
>>> Thoughts?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
>>
>> * katie *
>>
>> Katie Haritos-Shea
>> Section 508 Technical Policy Analyst
>>
>> 703-371-5545
>>
>> People may forget exactly what it was that you said or did,
>> but they will never forget how you made them feel.......
>>
>
>

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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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