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RE: navigating Vs searching

From: Bryan Campbell <bryany@pathcom.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 1998 11:15:43 -0500
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19981106161543.0068a70c@mail.pathcom.com>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
At 10:19 AM 06-11-98 -0500, Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu> wrote:
>Jon,

>I think we need to keep in mind the distinction between searching, browsing, 
>and actually getting information from the web.

Indeed. Browsing or page navigating consists of following an existing
'course' laid out by the links on a Web page (This is where 1 keystroke
navigation is vital!). Luckily I can eyeball a page to get a given piece of
information, that is searching as is using Opera's page search function to
highlight 1 or more words. I was very concerned about the idea of combining
navigation & searching into 1 function, but couldn't describe the difference
till Denis noted getting to & using information is 2 different things.

[snip]
>No, I think we need a way to navigate the *content* of the page as well as the 
>links off of the page.

Exactly.

Regards,
Bryan

-> "Its been said the pebbles can't stop the avalanche, guess the pebbles
didn't have access to the Web!"
Received on Friday, 6 November 1998 11:18:12 GMT

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