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[Fwd: Re: DOAP - Description of a Project]

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 10:27:40 +0200
Message-ID: <429193FC.2000600@w3.org>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Hi,

Thanks to Sandor for researching this item. I agree that these vocabularies seem to be too unstable for us to adopt straight away. We need to further discuss how we want to proceed with identifying evaluation tools as assertors in EARL.

Regards,
  Shadi


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Antw: Re: DOAP - Description of a Project
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 09:33:14 +0200
From: Sandor Herramhof <Sandor.Herramhof@jku.at>
To: <shadi@w3.org>

Hi Shadi,

what I see is that DOAP is still in 'basic' development. I also don't
see
the vocabulary to be  widely deployed. I found a Firefox extension
that shows DOAP metadata on a web page, a bunch of websites referring
back to the DOAP homepage. Also the mailing list is not very active 
(http://lists.usefulinc.com/pipermail/doap-interest/).

But I stumbled over another group
http://www.garshol.priv.no/download/xsa/dtddoc.html.
I think they are not active anymore. XSA (XML Software Autoupdate)
deals with automatically keeping track of new releases of software
products (intended for use mainly by maintainers of software indexes).

See the whole desciption of the DTD at
http://www.garshol.priv.no/download/xsa/dtddoc.html 
The version element can contain #PCDATA. 

I guess it's not what we are searching for, sorry :)

lgs.



>>> Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org> 20.05.2005 12:03:19 >>>

Hi Sandor,

Thanks for researchign and posting your findings.


Sandor Herramhof wrote:
> By now (first iteration) the description of software releases is not
> included.

How stable is the standard? Do you have an assessment of how widely
deployed or how well supported this vocabulary is (for example
industry)?


> branch		A string indicating the branch of this version,
such as
> stable, 
> 		unstable, gnome24, or gnome26
> name		A release name, such as Panther
> created		Date of release in YYYY-MM-DD form
> revision	Revision number of the release, such as 1.0 

Basically this seems like a basic and straight forward approach.
However, we would need to assess how stable DOAP is before considering
reusing it.


Regards,
  Shadi


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-- 
Shadi Abou-Zahra,       Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe 
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),             http://www.w3.org/ 
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI),      http://www.w3.org/WAI/ 
IST WAI-TIES Project (WAI-TIES)     http://www.w3.org/WAI/TIES/ 
Evaluation and Repair Tools (ERT WG), http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/ 
2004, Route des Lucioles BP93 - 06560 Sophia-Antipolis - France 
Voice: +33(0)4 92 38 50 64             Fax: +33(0)4 92 38 78 22 
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