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Re: Searching the W3C site

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 08:53:16 +0100
Message-ID: <3BE796EC.8810C74@w3.org>
To: Todd.Freter@Sun.COM
CC: site-comments@w3.org
Todd Freter wrote:
> 
> Dear Friends at W3C,
> 
> While it is possible to access a search capability to search
> the W3C web site, there is no indication on the home page
> <http://www.w3.org/> on how to find that capability. I happened
> upon the search capability by going to the Site Index page.

Todd,

We generally have a search box on the home page, but because
our search engine is currently down (due to a broken machine),
we have removed it. We will put it back when our search engine
again works.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

 - Ian
 
> A simple way to help users find the search capability easily
> (he said!) would be to make a small revision to the horizontal
> menu at the top and bottom of the page. Change this:
> 
>  Activities | Technical Reports | Site Index | About W3C | Contact Us
> 
> to this:
> 
>  Activities | Technical Reports | Site Index & Search | About W3C |
> Contact Us
> 
> Otherwise, the word "search" doesn't even appear anywhere on the W3C
> home page.
> 
> Thanks for listening.
> 
> -Todd.
> ========================================================
> Todd Freter                       Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> Program Manager                    XML Technology Center
> Industry Initiatives  NEW PHONE-> +1-510-986-3654 direct

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