Release of siteSifter 2.10 (p4)

Last updated 22th of October, 2010

Release of siteSifter 2.10 (p4)

Release of siteSifter 2.10p4

The 2.10p4 release of siteSifter contains a number of improvements and requested features, in addition to some bugfixes, and refinements of checkpoint parsers.

Firstly, the algorithm used by some baselines to determine whether or not a sequence of headers were, indeed, hierarchical had a tendency to provide false positives. This has been fixed.

Another bug prevented the correct navigation within the Extended Report Module in some, rare, circumstances. Again fixed.

Secondly, the user preference editor has been updated. It is now possible to, on a user–by–user basis, select which date/time format siteSifter should use in the web interface. We’ve included a number of options, and can add more if desired. This should help with usability and accessibility alike. A more specific DATE element would be more helpful, naturally, but until and unless HTML is updated with that we hope this’ll be a good compromise.

Thirdly, we’ve added a Resource Archive, to which files — currently screenshots and CSV files — can be uploaded. These files can later be used in various forms. At the moment the only such use implemented is the ability to specify a list of URIs to mirror and test.

By using this method you can more tightly control which URIs are sifted.

Please note that this feature is brand new, and the likelihood of some bugs creeping in is reasonably high. The ability to use uploaded images in Extended Reports will arrive shortly, as will the chance to upload URI lists in Excel form.

Documentation on new features, as well as some other changes, will also be published as soon as possible; we’ll make a separate announcement to that effect.

About Greytower

Greytower Technologies is a Swedish–based company with a UK presence, specialising in system development and automated quality auditing on and for the World Wide Web. We perform single and multiple site audits using a number of different tests suites, including accessibility guidelines.

Greytower has been registered with the Swedish Tax Office since 2002.

siteSifter and siteSifter Journal © 2002 — 2011 Greytower Technologies; all rights reserved.

About siteSifter

siteSifter is a web–based quality and accessibility testing system, complete with project management and workflow features. Monthly subscriptions are offered by Greytower Technologies.

About Greytower

Greytower Technologies is a Swedish–based company with a UK presence, specialising in system development and automated quality auditing on and for the World Wide Web. We perform single and multiple site audits using a number of different tests suites, including accessibility guidelines.

Greytower has been registered with the Swedish Tax Office since 2002.

siteSifter and siteSifter Journal © 2002 — 2011 Greytower Technologies; all rights reserved.

About siteSifter

siteSifter is a web–based quality and accessibility testing system, complete with project management and workflow features. Monthly subscriptions are offered by Greytower Technologies.