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do we want to omit the confidence property?

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 10:41:09 +0200
Message-ID: <45179625.9050008@w3.org>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Dear Group,

Even though this discussion has come up several times in the past, it is worth a revisit in the light of the latest status of the EARL schema. The issue is that earl:confidence is not specified in any way (not even a recommendation on how to use it) thus making it effectively useless. The only argument for keeping this property in the schema is to have a consistent extension point for this type of information. However, this information will not be interchangeable between tools if there is no guidance on how to use the property.

The possible directions are:

1. keep it as it currently is, even though it is ambiguous
2. drop the property as a whole until there is enough interest
3. invest time to define a proper usage for the property

What are peoples thoughts on this?


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