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proposed definition for "website part"

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:44:56 +0200
Message-ID: <4FEC7BF8.5020508@w3.org>
To: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Dear Eval TF,

As per my action item [1], please find a proposed new definition for 
"website part" [2]. This term is used in Section 2.1 [3], Section 3 Step 
1.a [4], and Section 3 Step 2 [5]. It is currently defined as:

Web pages that serve the purpose and functionality of a website. This 
includes web pages that are part of the navigation, design, and complete 
processes of a website.

Issue: The current definition is quite vague. It does not address the 
notion of "website area" that it seems to reflect from its use within 
the document.

Suggested rewrite:

A set of web pages within a website that together provide common use or 
functionality. In some cases website parts may have their own design, 
navigation, and web addresses. In some cases website parts may not be 
directly managed by the website owners.

Examples of website parts include web applications such as a web shop, 
wiki, or blog, as well as functional and thematic areas of a website 
such as the web pages for an organizational department, for a product, 
or that is restricted with password.

It is quite a bit lengthier but hopefully clearer. Please also note the 
related definitions for "website" [6] and "website owner" [7].

[1] <https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/track/actions/1>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/#part>
[3] <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/#applicability>
[4] <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/#step1a>
[5] <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/#step2>
[6] <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/#website>
[7] <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/#owner>


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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