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Action Item: ERT requirements on RDF-CL

From: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 18:16:43 +0200
Message-ID: <09700B613C4DD84FA9F2FEA521882819F57CDC@ayalga.fundacionctic.org>
To: <public-wai-ert@w3.org>



Hi everybody,

In response of the action item recorded in
[http://www.w3.org/2006/03/22-er-minutes.html#action01], the following
is an attempt to summarize the ERT WG requirements on RDF-CL open to
your feedback:


The Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) is targeted to express test
results. The primary motivation for this language is to  facilitate the
exchange of Web Accessibility test results in a vendor neutral and
platform independent format, but it also  provides reusable vocabulary
for generic Web quality assurance and validation purposes, enabling to
state test results for  any thing tested against any set of criteria.

You can have a look at the ERT WG charter [1], the EARL Requirements [2]
and the Schema [3] for more information about EARL.

Test results, as intended in EARL, include bug reports, test suite
evaluations, and conformance claims. The ERT WG has  discussed several
times about the need of provide a way to express resources collections
which helps to support the  aggregation of test results and the
production of conformance claims.

The Group is interested in knowing how RDF-CL address several groups of
pages and see if we can re-use that in EARL. More  specifically, the
Group is looking for a mechanism to express specific sets of resources
that compose the scope of a  validation or claim. This mechanism should
provide a way to represent the following possible situations:


- A SINGLE PAGE

Just a single page:

e.g. A claim about http://www.example.org/index.html, or
http://www.anotherexample.org/foo.htm



- LESS THAN A PAGE

A snippet of code:

e.g. A claim about the following snippet

...
<h3>Snippet section</h3>
<p class="foo-paragraph">Some dummy test and an <img
class="beauty-image" alt="Beautiful image" / ></p>
...

wich can be found at http://www.example.org/foo.xhtml



- GROUPS OF PAGES

  * A domain (All the resources within the specified domain)

e.g. A claim about the http://www.helloworld.net/ domain


  * A group of subdomains (All the resources within the specified domain
and all related subdomains)

e.g. A claim about http://www.helloworldagain.net/ domain and all it's
subdomains (e.g. http://www2.helloworldagain.net/ and
http://www3.helloworldagain.net/)


  * A directory (All the resources within the specified directory)

e.g. A claim about http://www.byebyeworld.net/internal/*.*


  * Self-defined (User-defined groups of pages)

e.g. A group of 10 URLs, or all the URLs that match an specific regular
expression


- EXCLUSIONS OR EXCEPTIONS IN A PREVIOUSLY DEFINED GROUP

e.g A claim about the http://www.anotherone.com/ domain with the
exception of http://www.anotherone.com/private/*.* 


- And, of course, WHATEVER COMBINATION OF ALL THE ABOVE.

e.g A claim about http://www.anotherexample.org/directory/*.*, and
http://www.thelastone.com/ with the exception of http://
www.anotherexample.org/directory/one.html and
http://www.thelastone.com/two.html


The Group has been working on this issue but hasn't reached a final
solution until now, so we'd like to know about the work  of the WCLXG on
the subject. For more information about the work of the ERT WG on this
subject you can have a look at the  mailing list messages [4].


[1] - [http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/charter3]
[2] - [http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Requirements/]
[3] - [http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/EARL10/WD-EARL10-Schema-20060101]
[4] - [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wai-ert/2006Feb/0009]
      [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wai-ert/2006Feb/0040]
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