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Re: ERT Action Item: Use Case Scenarios for EARL

From: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 11:28:42 +0200
Message-ID: <424BC2CA.6030406@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

>> One problem that I see is: For HTML validity you have strict rules 
>> that  can be checked automatically. In fact that is what makes up 
>> validation  (at least in the SGML context): checking against a formal 
>> grammar, like  a referenced DTD. For the WCAG accessibility levels it 
>> is not sufficient  to pass an automated test. So the logo could only 
>> claim "passed XYZ  automated test with no errors".
> 
> 
> No, the way that Hera is designed to work does the sort of thing 
> Giorgio  is suggesting.
> 
> First it runs some automatic tests. Some of these give outright 
> results,  some are diagnostic. The diagnostic results, plus the tests 
> that can't be  automated at all (wel, for which we have no automation 
> :-) are used to  guide the user to do manual review. The results are 
> combined, and this is  used to give an overall result.

So the EARL report has to be created and linked to the logo. It will not
be a link to some on-the-fly test like with HTML/CSS validation.

-- 
Johannes Koch - Competence Center BIKA
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT.LIFE)
Schloss Birlinghoven, D-53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Phone: +49-2241-142628



-- 
Johannes Koch - Competence Center BIKA
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT.LIFE)
Schloss Birlinghoven, D-53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Phone: +49-2241-142628
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