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Finding reference material

From: Peter Row <Peter.Row@oxfordcc.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 17:13:42 +0000
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To: <site-comments@w3.org>
Hi,

Typically I can’t always remember what is and is not allowed in terms  
of things like HTML syntax so I’ll go and look it up and the first  
port of call would be the W3C website.
However reference material is completely buried within the sites  
navigation without searching it is very hard to fine – this needs to  
be improved.

 From www.w3.org:
1.       Hmmm where could the HTML 4.01 reference be… look under  
“Standards” heading on the left end up clicking “Web Design and  
Applications”
2.       Click on large “HTML & CSS” link
3.       No obvious link to HTML 4.01 specification, scroll down a  
fair bit and click “HTML” under the heading “Current Status of  
Specifications”
4.       Scrolling down yet again eventually get to click the “HTML  
4.01 specification” finally!

To save having to bookmark every single reference page on your site it  
would be much better if there was a “Specification References” link on  
the home page which by default showed current non-draft specifications  
alphabetically ordered there by reducing confusion and meaning you can  
get to the correct reference page in 2 clicks instead of 4.

Regards,
Peter

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