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Re: Re: Site Map

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 09:37:13 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200402070937.i179bD005904@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> I don't remember ever having seen a useful implementation of the concept
> of a site map as a visual, even a 3D, representation of a web site.

I haven't seen one to the extent that when I see the term site map I think
of a cleanly formatted list of (nearly) all the pages on the site.  This
differs from my concept of a table of contents in its level of completeness
and its like design obfuscation. 

What I understand by site map is desirable.  It is not needed for small sites
designed by people who respect accessibility, but I think it might be
undesirable to remove the requirement, as it is often the only way of
navigating typical commercial sites, and establishing a precedent for its
removal in some cases may well cause it to be dropped in cases where it
is valuable (even now it is typically a small print link at the bottom of
the page and is probably there because they want search engines to be able
to navigate the site, even if humans can't).
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