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proposed definition for "website"

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:38:28 +0100
Message-ID: <4F2BC734.6010309@w3.org>
To: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Dear Eval TF,

Yesterday I took an action to propose a new definition for "website" *in 
the context of this document*. Currently the document says:

[[ http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/methodology/#website
Website - 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 propose we add the following text to this definition:

[[
Websites are generally self-enclosed entities with key resources such as 
a homepage, login page, or other entry pages; help pages; sitemap; and 
contact information. Web pages within a website typically have a common 
design ("look and feel") and navigational structures. Examples of 
websites in the context of this document include:
  - Self-enclosed web appearances owned or provided by organizations;
  - Self-enclosed sections of websites (sometimes referred to as 
"sub-sites"), such as these of departments within organizations;
  - Self-enclosed web applications and other web-based products.

Arbitrary selections of individual web pages, especially those that do 
not include complete processes, are not regarded as websites.

Note: Selections of individual web pages that are not regarded as 
websites may claim conformance to WCAG, but the evaluation of such 
collections is outside the scope of this methodology.
]]


Looking forward to your reactions!

Best,
   Shadi

-- 
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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