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AW: proposed definition for "website"

From: Kerstin Probiesch <k.probiesch@googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 14:12:36 +0100
To: "'Vivienne CONWAY'" <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>, "'Shadi Abou-Zahra'" <shadi@w3.org>, "'Eval TF'" <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
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Hi Shadi,

thanks for this definition.

Just one comment: "may claim conformance to WCAG". 

Probably its just a language issue. Wouldn't that mean, that a website owner
could claim conformance for example in the case that evaluators are testing
with our methodology and evaluators testing with another methodology based
upon a few pages do the rest? I think this we should avoid, cause users
might think that all was tested according to our methodology.



> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Vivienne CONWAY [mailto:v.conway@ecu.edu.au]
> Gesendet: Freitag, 3. Februar 2012 13:55
> An: Shadi Abou-Zahra; Eval TF
> Betreff: RE: proposed definition for "website"
> HI Shadi
> I think you've done marvellously (is that a word?) and really captured
> the essence of our discussion.
> Regards
> 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: Shadi Abou-Zahra [shadi@w3.org]
> Sent: Friday, 3 February 2012 8:38 PM
> To: Eval TF
> Subject: proposed definition for "website"
> 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
> --
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