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Re: Last Call Review: EARL 1.0 Schema Last Call Working Draft

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 13:59:21 +0200
Message-ID: <46236519.9080101@w3.org>
To: Phil Archer <parcher@icra.org>
CC: public-powderwg@w3.org, public-wai-ert@w3.org

[adding ERT WG to the loop for archival]

Hi Phil,

Thanks for confirming that your comments have been addressed in this 
updated Last Call Working Draft of EARL 1.0 Schema. We will keep the 
POWDER and other relevant Working Groups informed on our progress.


Phil Archer wrote:
> Hi Shadi,
> Congratulations on taking EARL Schema to LC. I have read through it 
> again and don't have anything substantive to add to the comments I made 
> on an earlier draft. I do note, however two things:
> 1. You have, as I hoped, used foaf:Organization. This is something that 
> we expect to do in POWDER [1] and Kjetil Kjernsmo is stirring this up 
> for us with Dan Bri and the FOAF community [2] with a view to getting 
> more of the terms stabilised.
> 2. I've commented separately on your work to provide an RDF vocabulary 
> for HTTP - I'm sure that will be useful in POWDER. The Pointers 
> vocabulary is also very welcome and I can imagine that this too will be 
> useful in some cases.
> Cheers
> Phil.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2007/powder/
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-powderwg/2007Apr/0003.html
> Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
>> Dear Group,
>> The W3C WAI Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) [1] 
>> invites you to comment on two documents published 23 March 2007:
>> - Evaluation And Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema (Last Call)
>>   <http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Schema/>
>> - HTTP Vocabulary in RDF (Working Draft)
>>   <http://www.w3.org/TR/HTTP-in-RDF/>
>> These documents are of particular interest to Web developers and 
>> researchers who are interested in software-supported evaluation and 
>> validation of Web sites, and in Semantic Web technologies to support 
>> evaluations. The ERT Working Group is particularly looking for 
>> feedback on how complete the schema is, and how compatible it is with 
>> relevant metadata vocabularies in this field. Specific questions are 
>> also highlighted within the sections of the documents. Please send 
>> comments by 20 April 2007 to:
>> - ERT WG public mailing list <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
>> Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) is a standardized format to 
>> express test results. The primary motivation for developing this 
>> language is to facilitate the exchange of test results between Web 
>> accessibility evaluation tools in a vendor-neutral and 
>> platform-independent format. It also provides a vocabulary that can be 
>> used for other Web quality assurance testing and validation.
>> Please see the overview of EARL for an introduction and more 
>> information on the documents:
>> - Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) Overview
>>   <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/earl.php>
>> The EARL 1.0 Schema document defines a set of vocabulary to express 
>> test results. It meets requirements set forth for EARL [2] and 
>> incorporates comments received since the 27 September 2006 Working 
>> Draft [3]. While this document focuses on the technical details of the 
>> specification, the companion document EARL 1.0 Guide will provide a 
>> tutorial introduction to its use.
>> The HTTP Vocabulary in RDF document describes a representation of the 
>> Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) terms in Resource Description 
>> Framework (RDF). This updated Working Draft incorporates comments 
>> received since the 20 December 2006 Working Draft [4]. It is a 
>> companion document for EARL, and it can also be used as a separate 
>> vocabulary for other purposes.
>> Note that only the EARL 1.0 Schema is in Last Call Working Draft 
>> status and only this document is planned to become a W3C 
>> Recommendation, Web Standard. HTTP Vocabulary in RDF is being 
>> developed to support EARL 1.0, and be released as a W3C Working Group 
>> Note. For a description of the different types of W3C documents, and 
>> milestones and opportunities to contribute to W3C Working Drafts, see:
>> - How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
>>   <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process>
>> Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for 
>> your comments.
>> Regards,
>>   Shadi Abou-Zahra - W3C Chair and Team Contact for ERT WG
>> [1] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/>
>> [2] <http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Requirements/>
>> [3] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-EARL10-Schema-20060927/>
>> [4] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-HTTP-in-RDF-20061220/>

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