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Re: Multiple versions of tools Re: EARL Schema

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 21:06:05 +0200
Message-ID: <42A9E49D.9030204@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org


Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>>>> Agree with the minCardinality part (version info should be 
>>>> optional).   However, how can a tool have more than one version?
>>> Well, Hera has 2 versions. Microsoft Word has dozens. Opera has  
>>> hundreds...
>> One instance of a tool that is generating the EARL (or being used by 
>> an  evaluator) has more than one version at the same time? Do you 
>> mean  internal vs public version ID?
> No, but a collection of data might have been gathered over a period of  
> weeks by a dozen versions of a tool. Software developers will often do 
> a  build each day, and even ordinary users upgrade from time to time -  
> especially tools that auto-upgrade, or like Hera have continuous 
> updating  as well as major version changes.
> So although a single session won't necessarily use more than one 
> version,  a collection of EARL that yu query is IMHO pretty likely to do 
> so.

Sorry, I still don't follow. IMHO, each earl:Tool instance maps to one specific tool. The aggregation of these tools (for example with foaf:person -> earl:usingTool) is resolved at a higher level. Agreed?


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