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Re: All pages

From: RichardWarren <richard.warren@userite.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:05:20 +0100
Message-ID: <72CCE59D95A94DF29B7FC05A47EA5C68@DaddyPC>
To: "Alistair Garrison" <alistair.j.garrison@gmail.com>, "Eval TF" <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Reason for making the default position to include all pages (entire website)

1) Taking the Internet (WWW) as a whole, the majority of sites are quite 
small (100 or so pages), typically things like "Mum & Pop" stores, SME 
profiles, personal or project websites.

2) Where this is practical a full evaluation is more reliable than a sample.

3) Our brief is to deliver an evaluation methodology, not a sampling 
methodology.

4) Reliable sampling is a complex procedure, if owners of small/medium sites 
think they have to go through sampling they will give up.

5) Sampling procedure will only be required for large sites so it should be 
an option. The default should be to evaluate the whole site. If the 
evaluator feels that is too large a task then s/he should have the option to 
use a sampling procedure to help manage the evaluation work load.

My feeling as that we need to change the order of our text so that sampling 
is offered as the option, not the full audit.

Richard

-----Original Message----- 
From: Alistair Garrison
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 10:39 AM
To: RichardWarren ; Eval TF
Subject: All pages

Hi Richard,

We were not able to debate the agenda item relating to "testing all pages"? 
Can you just remind me what was behind this issue?

All the best

Alistair 
Received on Friday, 22 June 2012 10:05:47 GMT

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