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RE: more discussion on warnings in EARL

From: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 09:40:50 +0100
Message-ID: <09700B613C4DD84FA9F2FEA5218828190199C240@ayalga.fundacionctic.org>
To: "Johannes Koch" <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>, <public-wai-ert@w3.org>


> earl:TestResult rdf:ID="result1"
>   |-earl:validity: earl:pass
>   |- dc:title: Media Type test
>   |- dc:description: text/html is an allowed, but not 
> recommended media type.
> earl:TestResult rdf:ID="resultN"
>   |-earl:validity: earl:pass"
>   |- dc:title: Content Format Support
>   |- dc:description: The content format support is OK

The problem with this representation is that you have the "warning advise" at the atomic test level, not at the overall test outcome (the CONTENT_FORMAT_SUPPORT test)

The Media Type test may produce a warning in this use case (CONTENT_FORMAT_SUPPORT) but may not in any other use case, so I think it's not a good idea to record this warning related information at the atomic test level instead of at the relevant level.

> > And if the media type test is a fail
> Why should it be a fail? The pseudo code specifies that the 
> test should not fail for text/html. I read it as an allowed 
> (earl:pass), but not recommended (warning) media type.

Because it's a test and it may pass or fail and you may want to record whatever result it has.

If the atomic test is: Is the document's Internet media type "text/html"?, then it's supposed you're goint to test whether the Internet media type is text/html or not.

If it's text/html you may want to record the result for this atomic test and if it's not you may also want.

Is the document's Internet media type "text/html"?
Yes --> fail (and it results in a warning at a higher level, but this is just a question of how are the different tescases related)
No --> pass


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