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Re: Eval Tools Search - Re: EOWG: Agenda for 14 October 2005 Teleconference

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 18:03:23 +0200
Message-ID: <434FD6CB.7080009@w3.org>
To: Justin Thorp <justin@mycapitalweb.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

Hi Justin,

Good point. That is why this application (whatever it now is) was initially called a "sortable tools list". I guess there is a grey zone between sorting and searching. Also, we started to use the search metaphore for usability reasons but I am now questioning that decision.


Justin Thorp wrote:
> I was thinking about the tools search.  Do people use it to find  
> information about a tool or do they use it to compare tools?
> If I wanted to find information about a single tool, I would most  
> likely plug it into a popular search engine and go to that tool's web  
> site.  The information on the web site will most likely be the same  
> that is on our tools list.  There will also be more information on  the 
> tool's web site.
> I think the real value in what we have is that people can compare  
> tools.  You can get a list of tools with a similar feature set and  
> compare them to see which one better suits your needs.
> Does this match up with the use cases?
> For me, I have a different reaction to comparing then when I see  
> searching.  If I am searching, I am looking for a specific tool.  If  I 
> am comparing, I want to see how a bunch of tools match up against  each 
> other.
> Sincerely,
> Justin Thorp
> On Oct 12, 2005, at 6:43 PM, Shawn Henry wrote:
>> 3. "Evaluation Tools for Web Accessibility: Search Options"
>> A revised draft based on feedback from last week's EOWG  
>> teleconference discussion is available at:
>> * http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/search

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