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Re: [XAG] drop search from checkpoint 3.2

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 11:53:43 -0000
Message-ID: <01b901c27053$af3863a0$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "WAI Cross-group list" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

"Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>

> Your point is valid, but I think that we should expect search tools to
work
> across markup boundaries where it makes sense as well as to be capable
of
> selecting only on certain criteria such as "content of a single
element" or
> "content of certain types of element".
>
> We effectively need this for consistency with what we already do -
consider
> searching for the phrase "learn HTML" and wether you would expect it to
> return a positive result for
>
>   <p>This page can help you learn <acronym title="hypertext markup
>   language">HTML</acronym>.</p>
>
> and for consistency with the checkpoints that ask for elements that
mark up
> important types of text content, under guideline 2.

 I sort of had in mind searching for things other than text types too,
but couldn't really think of an example, and they're probably covered,
searchable like "find me all the rectangles that are under a square" type
thing, not sure how you could begin to write techniques for that anyway,
and it's probably covered elsewhere in the structural parts (I can't even
see w3.org so can't check exactly which checkpoint I'm thinking off...)

Jim.
Received on Thursday, 10 October 2002 08:00:01 GMT

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