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RMIT Web Review - Assessment (1998-09-10)

Information Management: http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au:81/Dimals/

This screen has been assessed according to a working set of criteria available [on-line} at:

http://www.cinemedia.net/FOD/DuckDigital/criteria.html

Heuristic overview

This screen was last updated on 21st September 1997. As it is essentially a text based list of heavy table bordered links, it has the look and feel of a site produced around 1995.

In spite of this, the site provides a great deal of information: profiles and phone numbers of staff with pictures are excellent and easy to find.

Some suggestions:

Download Time

The down load time for this screen was within the recommended range.

URL
Size
Time (seconds)
http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au:81/Dimals/ 19.29 K 5.36
invisible.gif 0.89 K 0.25
rmitlogo2.gif 5.55 K 1.54
rainbow.gif 0.48 K 0.13
Total
26.21 K
7.28
HTTP Request Delays

2.00
Total + Delays

9.28

Accessibility Suggestions:

  1. Provide alternative text for all images
    Line 1023: <CENTER><P><A HREF="http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au:8888/cgi/bazmc/mc.cgi"><IMG SRC="invisible.gif" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=50 WIDTH=50 ALIGN=RIGHT></A><BR>
    Line 1024: <IMG SRC="rmitlogo2.gif" HEIGHT=54 WIDTH=150> </P></CENTER>
    Line 1061: <IMG SRC="rainbow.gif" HEIGHT=1 WIDTH=585></H3>
    Line 1068: <CENTER><P><IMG SRC="rainbow.gif" HEIGHT=1 WIDTH=585> <BR>
    Line 1421: <P><A HREF="http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au:8888/cgi/bazmc/manage.cgi"><IMG SRC="invisible.gif" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=50 WIDTH=50 ALIGN=LEFT></A><BR>

  2. If possible, avoid using tables to format text documents in columns

  3. Use the LANG attribute to identify the language of the text

Browser Compatibility Suggestions:

  1. Required attribute ALT is missing from tag IMG for browser(s): HTML 4.0
    Line 1023: <CENTER><P><A HREF="http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au:8888/cgi/bazmc/mc.cgi"><IMG SRC="invisible.gif" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=50 WIDTH=50 ALIGN=RIGHT></A><BR>
    Line 1024: <IMG SRC="rmitlogo2.gif" HEIGHT=54 WIDTH=150> </P></CENTER>
    Line 1061: <IMG SRC="rainbow.gif" HEIGHT=1 WIDTH=585></H3>
    Line 1068: <CENTER><P><IMG SRC="rainbow.gif" HEIGHT=1 WIDTH=585> <BR>
    Line 1421: <P><A HREF="http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au:8888/cgi/bazmc/manage.cgi"><IMG SRC="invisible.gif" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=50 WIDTH=50 ALIGN=LEFT></A><BR>

  2. Unknown element name FF3300 for browser(s): HTML 4.0
    Line 1021: <P><FF3300><A NAME="top"></A></P>

Metadata:

<META NAME="description" CONTENT="Department of Information Management - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology: We teach, research and consult in the areas of Librarianship, Archives and Records Management, Electronic Document Management, Information Resources Management and Internet Studies. Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate and Research Degrees and Single Subject enrollments taken year round."> <META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="information management, librarianship, archives and records management, electronic document management, information resources management, internet, cataloguing, library and information science"> <META NAME="author" CONTENT="Henric Beiers"> <META NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="Mozilla/3.0Gold (Win95; I) [Netscape]">

This metadata does not conform to the syntax of the Dublin Core emerging standard.

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