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Re: More minor updates to the Tools List

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 08:40:44 +0100
Message-ID: <436B107C.8070907@w3.org>
To: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
Cc: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for your comments, some clarifications below:

Andrew Arch wrote:
> 1. You're being hemispherist again - when does "will be updated in fall
> 2005" actually mean in months or quarters? For us in Australia, autumn 2005
> was in March/April/May (and is long gone;).

Ah, I didn't pay attention to footer stuff. This will be cleaned up.

> 2. Will we have a list of contributors as we seem to be doing now (rather
> than just a generic link to EOWG)?

It seems this is the approach now, I need to confirm with Shawn and Judy.

> 3. In the disclaimer we say "The report is not meant as a definitive review
> of evaluation tools". Can I suggest adding ", nor a complete/definitive
> listing".

Yes, good point. Will add.

> 4. We list the entry with "Vendor Name" - implies the tools are 'for sale'.
> Many tools are free, so it would be better to list this as "Developer". But
> probably not a problem as this is just place-holding text?

Maybe a point of discussion: just the word "developer" is often ambiguous and can mistaken for Web developer as opposed to tool developer. Instead of every time saying "tool developer, vendor, or owner" I tried just "vendor" as an umbrella term. Maybe we should be more explicit in the disclaimer? Maybe there is a better umbrella term? Suggestions welcome.

> 5. Some entries need a space after the colon (e.g. currently you have
> "Languages:English")

OK, will be fixed (the entries are right now dummy text, not really generated content).

> 6. Is the simple search not working at present? I searched for "Italian"
> with other drop-downs as default and was returned a pages that said I
> searched for "English, German" as well as "Web Technologies: HTML, CSS" and
> "Operating Systems: Windows".
> 7. ditto for advanced search.

No search or sort works now, these are just static mockups to focus the discussion on the user interface rather than on database consistency issues.


Shadi Abou-Zahra,     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe 
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