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DoC ID 31 Template information

From: Velleman, Eric <evelleman@bartimeus.nl>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 22:28:00 +0000
To: "public-wai-evaltf@w3.org" <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
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Dear all,

We seem to have some discussion about templates in DoC ID 31 [1]. The resolution tried to cover the comment we received by proposing no change and pointing to the text in section 3.2.a that says "During this step the common web pages of the website and templates available to the evaluator are identified and documented. The outcome of this step is a list of all common web pages and templates available to the evaluator." This answers the last part of the comment we received.

Currently, template is defined in section 1.4 as: "A specific page that provides a more or less fixed framework for content. Templates are mostly used to provide the basic components of a web page (logo, menu, layout, skip links etc.). Content can be viewed when entered into the template".

Besides this definition, we also describe repetitive content in the Note in section 3.3 (introduction): "Note: [...] many web pages will have repetitive content, such as the header, navigation, and other common components that may not need to be re-evaluated on each occurrence. [...]."

We should also provide an answer to the question in the comment about the actual template: Is it without content?

I would say that if available the template would be good to look at. It could for instance shed light on what errors are related to the system/CMS and what could be more related to content. Richard proposes to replace the term template by templated areas. Is that not already covered in the repetitive content?

Kindest regards,


[1] https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/48225/evaltfq3/results#x2615
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