Proposal deriving from checkpoint 2.1

In today's meeting I took an action item to draft a proposal that
would capture certain aspects of checkpoint 2.1. Here is a first

Provide a search function or site navigation mechanism.


A search function is a user interface (e.g., a form, a speech input
grammar etc.) which allows content to be located that satisfies
given criteria (e.g., key words).

A site navigation mechanism comprises one or more collections of links
which are set apart from the main body of the content itself. Examples
include site maps, tables of contents, indices, etc. Note that in
virtue of the above definition, hypertext links occurring within the
content do not constitute a site navigation mechanism.

Success criteria:

One or more search functions or navigation mechanisms are provided
which cover all or selected portions of the content comprising a web

Search functions are robust in reporting errors and may attempt to
correct mistakes in user input *e.g., misspellings).

The site navigation mechanisms are clearly distinguished from the main
content and can be easily located.


Received on Thursday, 26 July 2001 20:13:45 UTC