Re: WAI search for review this week

Thanks very much for the comments, Sylvie!

>>2. [DRAFT] Help with WAI Search:
> SD: The help page does not mention how to perform an advanced search. It does not explain how to combine criteria. 
> - In the section "WAI Guidelines & Documents" and in the section "WAI Mailing Lists"  the documents are not listed in a specific order, or is there any order? 

SLH: added note to put these in clear order

> - The links to the mailing lists are not clear to someone who is new to WAI: what does "public-wai-eo-lexicon" mean for someone who does not know the list? 

SLH: added note to add brief description
>>3. [DRAFT] WAI Search Results page mockup:
> SD: heading two says that the page displays 20 results from about 158, but I can only see 10 results. 
> - What does "Results Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next" mean? Is it planned to have links there? What will these links show? What does "next page" mean, the next 10 results or the next 20 results? 

SLH: This is a rough mock-up of results from Google. We're not sure yet what options we have for customizing this.

> - For the presentation of the results, would it be clearer to display them in ordered lists ol and li, with one number for each result? 

SLH: Good point. However, I'm pretty sure that we wouldn't be able to have the results numbered across pages - that is, if the second pages shows results 20-30, they would still have to start with #1. So numbering might add confusion on other than the first page of results.

In any case, we might have limited ability to do anything with them (especially in the short-term) as the results are from Google.

> SD: Do I have the same result if I click on the link "search all W3C mailing lists" or if I check the checkbox "search all W3C mailign lists"? 

SLH: There is a checkbox for "WAI Mailing Lists". The link to "Search All W3C Mailing Lists" goes to a different search interface.

>>b. What are the pros, cons, and priority of providing Advanced Search?
> SD: Advanced search may help have a limited number of results. I can't find cons now! 

SLH: Cons are more effort on our part to provide it, and a little more complication in the user interface (to link to it).

Question: How often do most people use the Advanced Search in everyday searching? e.g.,

Thanks again, Sylvie!

~ Shawn

Received on Friday, 10 June 2005 00:30:02 UTC