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Re: Mailing List Archives improvements: big progresses!

From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 12:03:07 -0400
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To: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, asgilman@iamdigex.net, wendy@w3.org
Cc: jose@w3.org, ijacobs@w3.org, steven@w3.org, mcmay@w3.org, chaals@w3.org


Does this include the fix that will allow attached images to show up 
properly?  That problem was described at
and the fix is mentioned at

At 02:23 PM 5/13/2003 +0200, Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux wrote:
>Hi all,
>Last year (between March and June), we discussed how the W3C Mailing
>List archives could be improved, both in terms of accessibility and
>usability. We came up with a proposal described and defined at:
>Thanks to the great work done by Jose Kahan, the proposed changes have
>been implemented in Hypermail, the program that formats the email in
>HTML and have been proposed for integration in the next releases of this
>program (meaning that the progresses made for us will also be available
>to a broader users base).
>As promised, we have now a short time frame to make real user testing
>with the output produced by the new code:
>http://www.w3.org/2002/03/archives-improvements/implentation-test/ shows
>what the new hypermail produces, with most of the links working as they
>would in a production environment (the test was produced on the mails
>received in January on www-tag).
>Al, Wendy, would it be possible for you to ask people with specific
>handicaps/navigation requirements to look at these proposals and see how
>well they work for them?
>Some small (temporary) issues:
>- the index page has not been generated for this example - the program
>that produces them is not hypermail, and also can be tweaked much more
>easily than hypermail, so this might wait for another round
>- there are some inconsistencies in the navigation bar (ml name, broken
>links) that would not appear in a real case
>- the "N.B." note would not appear in a real case either
>Note that in any case, and since we have had much time and many
>occasions to discuss the proposals, the corrections that could be
>brought to the current output cannot be very large, so we should only
>try to spot out the main remaining issues.
>The comments period is open until June 6 a priori, but let me know if
>this is too short for you to give your feedback on this.
>[FWIW, I intend to open this review slot to the chairs and the team
>members after the AC Meeting]
>Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux - http://www.w3.org/People/Dom/

David Booth
W3C Fellow / Hewlett-Packard
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