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ERT WG comment on POWDER documents

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:01:49 +0200
Message-ID: <48D1FCDD.9000302@w3.org>
To: public-powderwg@w3.org

Dear POWDER WG,

Apologies for the belated response, we hope you can still consider these 
comments and questions from ERT WG:

#1. Referring to technical standards for labeling, such as WCAG 2.0

We understand that the following type of code could be used to refer to 
a technical standard that the POWDER label implies:

<descriptorset>
    <acc:guidelines>WCAG 2.0</acc:guidelines>
    <acc:level>AA</acc:level>
    <displaytext>Everything on example.com is red and square>/displaytext>
    <displayicon src="http://authority.example.org/icon.png" />
    <typeof src="http://www.example.org/vocabulary#WCAG20-AA" />
    <seealso src="http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/" />
</descriptorset>

Comment: have you considered a specific property that can be used to 
reference such as technical standard rather than "seealso"?


#2. Referring to test reports to validate or justify the labels

We understand that the following type of code could be used to refer to 
test reports, such as EARL reports that contain test results:

<attribution>
    <issuedby src="http://www.example.com/company.rdf#me" />
    <issued>2008-06-25T00:00:00</issued>
    <supportedby src="http://validator.example.org/report.earl" />
</attribution>

Comment: have you considered a specific property that can be used to 
reference such test reports rather than "supportedby"?


#3. Methodology used for concluding claims and labels

In some cases an documented methodology is used to evaluate the 
conformance of Web content to a technical standard. For example, the 
Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM) is a publicly documented 
evaluation methodology for Web accessibility (it evaluates conformance 
to WCAG 1.0). We understand that also in this case the "seealso" 
attribute is used to refer to such methodologies. Have you considered a 
specific property to reference evaluation/conformance methodologies?


#4. Contact point or complaint mechanism for labels

Many labeling schemes require some form of contact point or complaint 
mechanism, for example if an end-user feels that the claim is false or 
that the label is otherwise misused. Often these complaint forms are 
linked from the graphical icon on the Web pages. Have you considered a 
specific property to supplement "displaytext" and "displayicon", that 
provides a link to the feedback resource?


Regards,
   Shadi Abou-Zahra for ERT WG

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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
Received on Thursday, 18 September 2008 07:02:26 GMT

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