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Re: Last Call Review: EARL 1.0 Schema Last Call Working Draft

From: Phil Archer <parcher@icra.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 12:28:14 +0100
Message-ID: <46235DCE.8080303@icra.org>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
CC: Public POWDER <public-powderwg@w3.org>, David Rooks <drooks@segala.com>

Hi Shadi,

Congratulations on taking EARL Schema to LC. I have read through it 
again and don't have anything substantive to add to the comments I made 
on an earlier draft. I do note, however two things:

1. You have, as I hoped, used foaf:Organization. This is something that 
we expect to do in POWDER [1] and Kjetil Kjernsmo is stirring this up 
for us with Dan Bri and the FOAF community [2] with a view to getting 
more of the terms stabilised.

2. I've commented separately on your work to provide an RDF vocabulary 
for HTTP - I'm sure that will be useful in POWDER. The Pointers 
vocabulary is also very welcome and I can imagine that this too will be 
useful in some cases.



[1] http://www.w3.org/2007/powder/
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-powderwg/2007Apr/0003.html

Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> Dear Group,
> The W3C WAI Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) [1] 
> invites you to comment on two documents published 23 March 2007:
> - Evaluation And Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema (Last Call)
>   <http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Schema/>
> - HTTP Vocabulary in RDF (Working Draft)
>   <http://www.w3.org/TR/HTTP-in-RDF/>
> These documents are of particular interest to Web developers and 
> researchers who are interested in software-supported evaluation and 
> validation of Web sites, and in Semantic Web technologies to support 
> evaluations. The ERT Working Group is particularly looking for feedback 
> on how complete the schema is, and how compatible it is with relevant 
> metadata vocabularies in this field. Specific questions are also 
> highlighted within the sections of the documents. Please send comments 
> by 20 April 2007 to:
> - ERT WG public mailing list <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
> Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) is a standardized format to 
> express test results. The primary motivation for developing this 
> language is to facilitate the exchange of test results between Web 
> accessibility evaluation tools in a vendor-neutral and 
> platform-independent format. It also provides a vocabulary that can be 
> used for other Web quality assurance testing and validation.
> Please see the overview of EARL for an introduction and more information 
> on the documents:
> - Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) Overview
>   <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/earl.php>
> The EARL 1.0 Schema document defines a set of vocabulary to express test 
> results. It meets requirements set forth for EARL [2] and incorporates 
> comments received since the 27 September 2006 Working Draft [3]. While 
> this document focuses on the technical details of the specification, the 
> companion document EARL 1.0 Guide will provide a tutorial introduction 
> to its use.
> The HTTP Vocabulary in RDF document describes a representation of the 
> Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) terms in Resource Description 
> Framework (RDF). This updated Working Draft incorporates comments 
> received since the 20 December 2006 Working Draft [4]. It is a companion 
> document for EARL, and it can also be used as a separate vocabulary for 
> other purposes.
> Note that only the EARL 1.0 Schema is in Last Call Working Draft status 
> and only this document is planned to become a W3C Recommendation, Web 
> Standard. HTTP Vocabulary in RDF is being developed to support EARL 1.0, 
> and be released as a W3C Working Group Note. For a description of the 
> different types of W3C documents, and milestones and opportunities to 
> contribute to W3C Working Drafts, see:
> - How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
>   <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process>
> Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for 
> your comments.
> Regards,
>   Shadi Abou-Zahra - W3C Chair and Team Contact for ERT WG
> [1] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/>
> [2] <http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Requirements/>
> [3] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-EARL10-Schema-20060927/>
> [4] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-HTTP-in-RDF-20061220/>
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