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Re: [ACTION] Warnings in EARL

From: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 09:38:17 +0100
Message-ID: <45752FF9.2080801@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Shadi Abou-Zahra schrieb:
> Johannes Koch wrote:
>> Shadi Abou-Zahra schrieb:
>>> 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
>> None of the last two affect CSS validity. So the warnings are of the 
>> "PASS, but you should do better" type. All of the warnings in the 
>> current mobileOK basic draft are also this type.
> Correct, the last two tests may not affect CSS validity (I listed that 
> as a separate test) but they may or may not affect the accessibility of 
> the served resource. So it really depends on the context of what you are 
> testing for. No?

That's right.

> And as to mobileOK, the WARN seems to be a result just like a PASS or 
> FAIL not an additional flag as proposed by CarlosI (however, it seems to 
> be a kind of PASS too).

That was my first impression, so I commented on that. But it is _not_. 
The warnings are really just _informative_. See 

>> What is "nearly-passed"? A cannotTell?
> That is exactly the problem! ;) ..."nearly-passed" could just as well be 
> a fail. For example, "if you just close that one tag your document would 
> validate but right now it is invalid" result.

So it's a fail. Where is the warning?

> I still don't see a definition for what a warning in the context of EARL 
> is. Please propose a definition if you have a suggestion.

You asked for an example, not a definition.

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