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RE: Searching guidelines and techniques

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 08:46:47 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A03317F5C@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "Jason White" <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Responding to my query about adding a search feature to WCAG 2, Gregg
Only the guidelines are normative so that may be the only doc that we
restrictions on.   I think Wendy is checking this out in more detail. 


Is it the *content* of the Guidelines document that's normative, or is
there also a normative *view* of that content that's also the only
permitted view? Would it be consistent with our own principles to permit
only a single view of the content?

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

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Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 11:40 PM
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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).
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