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RE: Discussion: dynamic pages

From: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:06:30 +0800
To: "Velleman, Eric" <evelleman@bartimeus.nl>, "public-wai-evaltf@w3.org" <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8AFA77741B11DB47B24131F1E38227A9BBD4758965@XCHG-MS1.ads.ecu.edu.au>
HI Eric & TF
I've just recently been struggling with this same thing.  I was evaluating an application that used almost entirely dynamic pages.  The URI's just had different STMP numbers so you couldn't even list the pages you'd chosen.  We ended up having to put a path that we'd followed to find the page and try it a few times to make sure that you always got the same page.  As you noted, which page you were presented with depended upon the information that you'd first entered.  It was a procurement application, so on each page you had a set of alternatives to choose between - say mobile phone technology, domestic/international, length of contract desired, type of users etc.etc.  It was really frustrating and often entering the same information brought up different dynamically-generated pages.  We just had to log everything and take lots of screen shots to prove where we'd been.  We had to decide upon what profile we'd use and then pick a couple of generic profiles and log the details we'd entered for that profile.  Does that help at all?


Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT
PhD Candidate & Sessional Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Perth, W.A.
Director, Web Key IT Pty Ltd.
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From: Velleman, Eric [evelleman@bartimeus.nl]
Sent: Thursday, 5 April 2012 11:42 PM
To: public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
Subject: Discussion: dynamic pages

Dear all,

I would appreciate your input on what to do with audits of dynamic pages that do not just change data, but also provide different outputs, layout, alt-tags etc. Could we cover this by describing the exact use cases that we followed? But how do you evaluate a page that does this if you are an evaluator with a different profile than the use case that has been chosen?

Kindest regards,


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