SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: Throwing mud: cartographic
Re: SIGIA-L: Throwing mud: cartographic representation of site structure
From: Ben Henick (persist1_at_io.com)
Date: Tue Aug 21 2001 - 15:33:06 EDT
On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Ziya Oz wrote:
> > There is value to the 'typical' user in creating and using a formal
> > system for Cartesian mapping of Web site content.
> No website should be so vast or complex or dense as to require a sitemap.
In theory and principle, you're absolutely correct.
However... what about practice? And, as I suggested in my original
message, what about a scenario in which several discrete sites are being
considered all-at-once, as might well be the case with a user whose
primary modality for task completion is search?
And note the subject line: I am posing an idea, not advocating a
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