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Test Mode

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2006 13:31:01 +0200
Message-ID: <44856775.7010805@w3.org>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org


At the October 2005 face-to-face meeting, we decided to add an earl:mixed test mode [1]. The original intention of this value was to provide a way of saying the testing mode is unknown. For example, if the assertor is an organization and does not disclose the method in which a test was carried out.

At the February 2006 face-to-face meeting, we decided to clarify this meaning [2] by rewording the label and description of this property. The current proposal is as follows:

* Label: "Not Available"
* Comment: "There is no detailed information about the test mode available"

There was also a proposal to add an additional property that describes the value "Semi-Automatic". This should simplify queries so that the value can be used instead of analyzing the assertor (which should essentially contain consistent information). The current proposal is as follows:

* Label: "Semi-automatic"
* Comment: "The test was done by a person or people, assisted by an automated tool"

We have yet not reached consensus or a decision on each of these proposals. Please indicate your approval or objection (with rationale) to these two proposals, or suggest editorial enhancements to the wording.

[1] <http://www.w3.org/2005/10/17-er-minutes>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/2006/02/27-er-minutes#item04>


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