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Proposal for Assertor

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 14:01:22 +0200
Message-ID: <42FC8F92.8000205@w3.org>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org


1. Assertor can be compound (person using tool, tool using a tool, group of people reviewing a checkpoint, etc).
2. Need to relate the tools and the people to each other without creating a static binding (eg. person A always uses tool X).

Define Assertor as a container of any number of people and tools as well as a property to point to related sub-assertors (roughly means "Assertor: '('{tool|person|Assertor}*')'" in regexp).

Allows defining complex relationships (group of people using a tool that uses other tools etc) but provides no control of defining static bindings (or rubbish for that sake).

 <rdfs:Class rdf:about="&earl;#Assertor">
   <rdfs:label xml:lang="en">Assertor Class</rdfs:label>
   <rdfs:comment xml:lang="en">Person or evaluation tool that claims assertions</rdfs:comment>
   <rdfs:container rdf:parseType="Collection">
     <owl:Thing rdf:type="&earl;#Software"/>
     <owl:Thing rdf:type="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Person">
       <rdfs:subClassOf rdf:parseType="Collection">
           <owl:onProperty rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/name"/>
           <owl:minCardinality rdf:datatype="&XMLSchema;#nonNegativeInteger">0
           <owl:onProperty rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/mbox"/>
           <owl:minCardinality rdf:datatype="&XMLSchema;#nonNegativeInteger">0
           <owl:onProperty rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/mbox_sha1sum"/>
           <owl:minCardinality rdf:datatype="&XMLSchema;#nonNegativeInteger">0
     <owl:Thing rdf:type="&earl;#partAssertor"/>

 <rdf:Property rdf:about="&earl;#partAssertor">
   <rdfs:label xml:lang="en">Compound Assertor</rdfs:label> 
   <rdfs:comment xml:lang="en">Assertor performing test together with another assertor</rdfs:label> 
   <rdfs:domain rdf:resource="&earl;#Assertor"/> 
   <rdfs:range rdf:resource="&earl;#Assertor"/> 


Shadi Abou-Zahra,     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe 
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