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Re: [ACTION] Warnings in EARL

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2006 21:03:45 +0100
Message-ID: <45747F21.8040501@w3.org>
To: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Hi Carlos,

Carlos Iglesias wrote:
> In response to the action item recorded at [...] the following is a
> proposal to include warnings management in EARL.

Thank you for working on this, and for sharing your ideas!


> - Does this proposal cover everybody's needs? 

I think purists would argue that these are actually three separate 
testable criteria hiding in one shell:

* CSS document validity
* background/foreground color contrast
* redefinition of properties


> - Is there any use case where a warning messages could be treated 
> as anything else than "plain text"? 

It seems we still need a compelling example of a real warning in the 
context of EARL. We often talked about warning to describe situations 
such as "nearly-passed" or "could-do-better". I can't think an example 
but we need one to justify this new feature.


> - Are any additional properties necessary? (e.g a warning id)

Inspired by your example, I was thinking of an earl:relatesTo property 
which points to another related test result. However, I think that would 
be an attempt to define a test description language...


Regards,
   Shadi


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