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Re: Proposal deriving from checkpoint 2.1

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 11:02:34 -0400
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To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au, Web Content Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

         What is the lowest common denominator - consider the simplest 
site, consisting of one page of content. What navigation mechanism is 
needed for such a site? When does a site grow big enough (or start out big 
enough) to need a site map? an index or table of contents? more than 
either? does putting a search engine on a site mean linking to yahoo or 
google from a page?

         What is involved in adding a search engine to a site? Do you buy 
one and hook it up? Do you have to make one from scratch? Sorry if these 
questions are terribly naive.


At 08:39 AM 7/29/01 -0400, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>At 10:13 AM +1000 2001/7/27, Jason White wrote:
>>In today's meeting I took an action item to draft a proposal that
>>would capture certain aspects of checkpoint 2.1. Here is a first
>>Provide a search function or site navigation mechanism.
>I like this, but it's a bit confusing in that "a search function"
>_is_ a "site navigation mechanism" -- sort of like saying
>"provide a bicycle or a method of transportation."
>I'm a bit uncomfortable with "be error-tolerant" appearing here
>(and here alone) because I think it is important enough to be a
>separate checkpoint.
>But I think this is a good start and it is clear and straightforward.
>What do we do, though, about encouraging people to have more than
>one method?  (Yahoo is a good example of the need for this, and
>a good example of this principle in action.)
>Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
>Technical Developer Liaison
>Reef North America
>Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
>Tel +1 949-567-7006

Anne Pemberton

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