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Re: Proposal to add foaf:Agent to "Allowable Types" for earl:TestSubject

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 12:06:02 +0200
Message-ID: <4497C88A.30009@w3.org>
To: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Carlos Iglesias wrote:
> "The foaf:Agent class is the class of agents; things that do stuff."
> [http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/#term_Agent]

Yes, just like earl:Software or dctype:Software.

> So, I don't find it proper to use it as TestSubject (they do nothing).
> As I said before, I think that this class fits better as an "Allowable
> Type" for earl:Assertor.

Why don't do TestSubjects do anything? A Web applications also do something...

More importantly, imagine a browser that is being tested to comply with UAAG or an authoring tool being tested against ATAG. These are all examples of things that do stuff and that may be a test subject in a specific context. Right now we are restricted to earl:Software only (or dctype:Software if we decide to swap).


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