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Re: Draft Charter

From: Chip Alexander <Chip.Alexander@sun.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 17:29:43 -0800
Message-ID: <3E35DD07.4060604@sun.com>
To: Todd Warfel <lists@mk27.com>
Cc: Sharon Laskowski <sharon.laskowski@nist.gov>, public-usability-workshop@w3.org

I would take this further.  Some of the people who attended this 
workshop did so solely due to their interest in improving 
web-based applications.  If the scope is dropped to only be web 
sites, not only will the group lose the chance to improve the 
tools and standards of a vast set of web applications, they will 
lose interested participants as well (including myself, for one).

Todd, great quote in your signature.


Sharon Laskowski wrote:
> Good question. As a practical matter, we are just starting the interest group 
> and don't have a lot of resources, so it makes sense to me to initially just 
> look at web sites.  The question of web apps being in scope or not is, perhaps, 
> something that should be discussed once the IG gets going.  There are obviously 
> some issues that would carryover, but once you enlarge the scope to apps you 
> have to look at software usability issues in general.  The WAI guidelines, for 
> example, skirt around this issue.  Many guidelines are specific to markup 
> languages, but where needed they mention things like making embedded 
> applications accessible or recommending good software design practice.  
> I don't think the scope in the charter itself needs to be more specific at this 
> point.  
> Sharon
> Quoting Steven Pemberton <steven@w3.org>:
>>From: "Todd Warfel" <lists@mk27.com>
>>To: <public-usability-workshop@w3.org>
>>Cc: "Steven Pemberton" <steven@w3.org>
>>Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 6:33 PM
>>Subject: [Moderator Action] Re: Draft Charter
>> Will we be making a distinction between Web sites and Web-based
>>applications? Are we lumping the two together, or are Web-based
>>outside the scope of this group/consortium?
>>>On 1/22/03 9:29 AM, "Steven Pemberton" <steven@w3.org> wrote:
>>>>Best wishes,
>>>>Steven Pemberton
>>>>Just as a reminder, the workshop is documented at
>>>Todd R. Warfel
>>>_//message first [method second]
>>>_//user experience architect
>>>Information architecture
>>>Interaction design
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>>>[P] (607) 339-9640
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>>>but in practice, they're not -- anonymous


                C h i p   A l e x a n d e r

          Design Lead, User Interface Guidelines
  CTO-User Experience Group       Chip.Alexander@sun.com
  Sun Microsystems, Menlo Park    650/786-4551 (or x84551)
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