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RE: Searching guidelines and techniques

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 00:08:53 -0500
To: "'Jason White'" <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>, "'John M Slatin'" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000045507918@spamarrest.com>

Only the guidelines are normative so that may be the only doc that we have
restrictions on.   I think Wendy is checking this out in more detail. 


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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

-----Original Message-----
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Of Jason White
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 11:40 PM
To: John M Slatin
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Searching guidelines and techniques

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, John M Slatin wrote:

> It occurs to me that it might be useful to provide a search engine that
> would help people locate relevant information in the set of WCAG 2.0
> documents (Guidelines, Gateway, Techniques, Checklists). This would be
> another navigation aid, in addition to multiple views (e.g., by
> developer task, by content-type, by technology, by guideline, etc.).

I think this is essentially the same as dynamically generated multiple
views, where a document is generated based on the user's selection and
sorting requirements instead of having a small number of pre-existing
versions of the documentation.

I don't know how this would work given W3C publishing rules and practices
but I can fully appreciate the attractiveness of the idea (from a user's
perspective, not from that of whoever would have to implement the script
to carry it out).
Received on Wednesday, 4 August 2004 01:09:01 UTC

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