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Re: [reminder] database design

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 20:06:53 +0100
Message-ID: <49C1464D.1050401@w3.org>
To: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
CC: TSD TF <public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org>
Hi Christophe, all,

Sorry for the late response. I was knocked out with a bad cold and am 
slowly catching up. Please find some responses below:


Christophe Strobbe wrote:
> Hi Shadi,
> 
> 
> At 09:46 13/03/2009, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
>> Dear Group,
>>
>> Ref: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tests/WebInterface/Mockups/tables>
>>
>> Last chance to review the database design before I start implementing.
> 
> 
> Thanks for the reminder.
> 
> Below are a few comments:
> 
> * table Technique (tnqs)
> Is the URI of the technique a dated URI? The WCAG WG is addressing 
> comments on the techniques document and there will be a few changes when 
> the next version is published (examples deleted or modified, new 
> techniques, ...).

Good point. I will use the URI provided by the href-attribute in the 
<technique> element of the metadata file. I can do a check that it 
points to the dated version of the Techniques document.


> * table Technology (techs)
> Some test samples use technologies that don't have very stable URLs 
> (hint: Microsoft media formats). Are we going to update those URLs when 
> they change? (In the past I even considered using Wikipedia URLs to 
> replace those unstable ones. In TCDL 2.0 we added the mediatype 
> attribute, which is also useful if a single URL refers to content about 
> different media types.)

OK, I'll make this optional. If a URI is provided by the href-attribute 
of the <technicalSpec> (or <specReference>) element, then this is used. 
Otherwise the value is null, and the application won't choke over it.


> * table Expected Result (results)
> Do we want these values to match those in TCDL? If yes, can we replace 
> "N/A" with "notApplicable"?
> (<http://bentoweb.org/refs/TCDL2.0.html#adef-expectedresult>)

Yes, this would also make it compatible with EARL. Good catch, thanks.


I've updated the page accordingly.

Best,
   Shadi


>> Regards,
>>   Shadi
>>
>> -- 
>> Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
>>   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
>>  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
> 

-- 
Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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