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Re: FAQ - where are the FAQs for this list?

From: Charles F. Munat <chas@munat.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 12:34:26 -0800
Message-ID: <3C716552.9050904@munat.com>
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
 > The first version is at http://www.soundingboard.co.nz/waifaq.nsf/
 > and represents a draft at answering some questions.
 >
 > enjoy (and please be gentle and helpful in criticism <grin/>)

At first glance, it looks good (and it is sorely needed).

Some ideas:

1. Questions should be grouped by subject. For example, all questions
about the alt attribute should be grouped together.

One possible organization for the FAQ might be by checkpoint. An even
better idea is to permit the user to select different ways of organizing 
the questions/answers.

2. It would be nice if we were careful to use correct terminology. For
example, I ran across a couple of references to "alt tags." Here is an
opportunity to correct those misaprehensions.

3. In some instances there may be significant dissent wrt a particular
answer. It should be possible to append a dissenting view (or a link to
one).

4. While the author for a specific question is of interest, I'd rather 
it wasn't quite so prominent (is this temporary?). These answers should 
reflect general consensus on the list (no doubt one that doesn't will be 
quickly pointed out). Making the author's name so prominent gives the 
impression that these are personal opinions rather than the views of the 
majority.

Hope this helps.

Charles F. Munat
Seattle, Washington
Received on Monday, 18 February 2002 15:33:13 GMT

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