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Re: testCase rules and testCase equivalence.

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 16:48:21 +0200
Message-ID: <433AAD35.2000804@w3.org>
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>, public-wai-ert@w3.org

Hi Jim, All,

Thanks for starting the thread Jim.

As discussed on the previous teleconference, the question on the table is where do we put the earl:ruleSet?

The original suggestion was to put it along within the earl:evidence. This makes it separate from what is in the earl:testcase by identifying what specific rules a tool used to combine the results from sub-assertions (located in the earl:evidence) in order to determine a (heuristic) result.

A second approach is to keep the information of earl:ruleSet but put it as part of the earl:testcase (as opposed to earl:evidence) and map such tool-specific testcases to agreed or known testcases (for example WCAG Checkpoints, etc) using owl:sameAs or similar mechanisms.

It seemed that more people on the call were leaning towards the earl:ruleSet to be linked to the testcase rather than the evidence clauses but we did not reach consensus on this. Please send your thoughts to the list, we will revisit this issue next week on the teleconference call.


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