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Re: validity levels

From: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 16:41:06 +0200
Message-ID: <45378E82.90305@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: 'ERT group' <public-wai-ert@w3.org>

Paul Walsh, Segala schrieb:
> Also, I have never witnessed the use of 'warnings' by testing professionals,
> so I'd hate to introduce new terminology that isn't necessary. As Shadi
> says, "some tools misuse 'warning'  as a conditional pass".

And some use a warning for additional information that the user id not 
directly ask for (e.g. foreground/background colour things in W3C's CSS 
validator). The don't effect the validity of the tested subject.

> I think these tools are misused, some users assume they can measure
> compliance, this means 'warning' equals 'pass'. Scary!

That's right. So don't call it warning.

But I still see the need for interoperably subclassing the "standard" 
validity levels.
Johannes Koch - Competence Center BIKA
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT.LIFE)
Schloss Birlinghoven, D-53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany
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