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Re:search function

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 21:49:18 -0000
Message-ID: <003601bf645d$b05bb700$f4419fd4@signbrowser>
To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, "Judy Brewer" <jbrewer@w3.org>
I like Charles and Judy's suggestions about what the 'search function' might
be.

As I said I feel it's a little early to define what and how it is to work.

However it is important to include it in the draft proposal.

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Charles wrote:

There is a search facility on W3C's website, and some groups such as the
WACG
group have a search their area facility on their homepage -
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL

Is this the sort of thing you mean? I can talk to the systems team about
a simple version that looks for things in wai space if you like...

Charles

judy wrote

> Jonathan,
>
> Do you mean a search function for information on the WAI site, for
instance
> as on the User Agent Guidelines Working Group home page at
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/>?
>
> That is very easy to do and something that we'd planned to add to the WAI
> home page, and it could also be added to other working group pages, or to
> planning pages such as for the Review Teams and the Gallery. Alternatively
> we can just add a link to the W3C search function from any of our pages.
>
> Or do you mean something more specific to the review topics, for instance
a
> way to search for Web sites that are undergoing review?
>
> Or a way for Web masters to search for information to help make their
sites
> more accessible? That could also be addressed by the "Getting started on
> Web accessibility" or "How to make your site accessible" page that we've
> discussed a few times recently. That might be more effective than just
> telling people to search for the information.
>
> - Judy
>
> At 03:03 PM 1/21/00 -0000, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
> >People who are interested will be submitting pages
> >and whilst the group would be able to help.
> >it is important to build some form of search function
> >as the the work is in progress and from the start.
> >
> >ie a box to type a keyword into, with responses limited to WAI pages, or
> >possibly including members pages.
> >
> >it is very difficult to pre-define the interests of users woth such a
broad
> >based project.
> >
> >jay@peepo.com
> >
> >Jonathan Chetwynd
> >Special needs teacher / web accessibility consultant
> >education and outreach working group member, web accessibility
initiative,
> >W3C
> >
> >
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> Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
> World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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