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Re: Scalability - All or sample pages

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:06:44 +0200
Message-ID: <4FEC8114.5000207@w3.org>
To: RichardWarren <richard.warren@userite.com>
CC: 'Eval TF' <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Hi Richard,

I personally find the word "scalable" a little jargony. Especially 
"scaling down" is probably not a common use or perception. Happy to hear 
what others in the group think of this term.

As to adding "if appropriate" to the bit about sampling, I will consider 
that when I work through the document to suggest these refinements as 
per my action item from today [1].

[1] <https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2011/eval/track/actions/2>

Thanks,
   Shadi


On 28.6.2012 17:21, RichardWarren wrote:
> Dear Shadi,
>
> I very much like your use of the word "scalable". It fits in with our
> current section 1.1 - Scope of the document.
>
> The first paragraph of 1.1 already says that it (the methodology) is
> "independent of the size of the website," but it might help to clarify
> this if we include something like "it is scalable" here as well. For
> example the second sentence could say.
> "It is scalable and applicable to all websites, including web
> applications, websites for mobile devices, and other types of websites.
> It is independent of the size of the website, ...."
>
> The second paragraph of 1.1 (last sentence) says
> "The document presents concrete steps to define the scope of the
> evaluation, select a representative sample, audit the selected sample
> and aggregate and report the results of the evaluation findings in a
> structured and uniform way."
>
> Perhaps we could improve that by adding something like "if appropriate"
> to the sample part such as
>
> "The document presents concrete steps to define the scope of the
> evaluation, select a representative sample if appropriate, audit the
> site or selected sample  and report the results of the evaluation
> findings in a structured and uniform way."
>
> Regards
>
> Richard
>
>

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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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