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Re: cardinality of properties for Assertion

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 16:58:13 +0100
Message-ID: <438F1D95.9020408@w3.org>
To: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org


Johannes Koch wrote:
> Well, I asked myself, what an EARL report for OpenSP markup validation 
> would look like:
> A) one Assertion with one testcase property (indicating DTD validation) 
> and many result properties (one for each message), or
> B) one Assertion for each message with one testcase property and one 
> result property.

I believe this question has already come up in the past and there is no clear answer yet. Basically, summarizing several results into one assertion may help compact reports but it potentially has implications on the location etc. Also, it may sometimes make sense to summarize several test subjects or even test cases per assertion. But this way the reports can get very ugly very quickly. We need a model that will allow more compact and abbreviated reports yet remain sane.


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