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Re: AW: proposed definition for "website"

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:57:25 +0100
Message-ID: <4F2C03E5.8050408@w3.org>
To: Kerstin Probiesch <k.probiesch@googlemail.com>
CC: 'Eval TF' <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Hi Kerstin,

I think this means that our conformance claims/reports need to be very 
clear, rather than trying to forbid someone from doing something...


On 3.2.2012 14:12, Kerstin Probiesch wrote:
> 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.
> Best
> Kerstin
>> -----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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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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