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Re: Finding the Process Document?

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:45:04 -0500
To: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Message-Id: <63A2C998-225F-4987-BFB4-F85A3DC23366@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On 19 Oct 2009, at 8:04 AM, Thomas Roessler wrote:

> While we're on navigation pieces: My usual way to go to the Process  
> document used to be "w3.org, search "Process", click on it" -- these  
> days, I end up going through the Google site search, which strikes  
> me as a bit counter-intuitive.

How to get the process document:

  1) All the pages of the new site have a search box at the top. Type  
"process" and it's the first search result.
      That requires typing the same number of letters and following  
one link, but does require pushing a button.

  2) About W3C:

     There's a section called "Facts about W3C" which lists process  
among other things. If you expand, you
      get a direct link to the process document.

  3) Facts about W3C. It's there in the body and in the reference docs  
on the right side.

  4) Site index (just added; pat policy was already there)

There are other places as well (e.g., from the Member site in process/ 
patent policy contexts).

The process document is not something that one uses every day, and  
therefore we moved the link from the home page to one page away  
("About W3C").

  _ Ian

> --
> Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
> On 19 Oct 2009, at 14:59, Ralph R. Swick wrote:
>> I'm trying to find the link to the W3C System Status page [1] on
>> the new site.  Maybe the fact that [1] is suffering bit-rot is an
>> acceptable reason for it not being easy to find anymore, but
>> I'd really like to see that page maintained.   This had previously
>> been linked directly from the home page.  It doesn't need to be
>> one click from the home page but the path shouldn't be hard to guess.
>>  [1] http://www.w3.org/2003/08/system-status
>> What I did:
>> 1. Start at home page, scan visually for keywords suggesting  
>> systems info
>>   http://www.w3.org/
>> 2. Decide maybe "About W3C" is a step closer, follow that link and  
>> scan
>>  for keywords suggesting systems info.
>> 3. Maybe "Help and FAQ" is the next step?   Follow that link.
>> 4. Under "Ask the Webmaster" might be a place to have a link to
>>  "W3C services status".
>> 5. Resort to Site Map, search on that page for "system" or "status".
>> 6. Give up, use the search box with the text "system status".   
>> success.

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
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