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Renaming earl:notAvailable

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 18:12:24 +0200
Message-ID: <468BC6E8.2080903@w3.org>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org


During today's teleconference [1] we decided to explore ideas for a term 
to replace earl:notAvailable. It is currently defined as follows:

<cite url="http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Schema/#testmode">
Where a combination of persons and/or software tools was used to carry 
out the test, but there is no detailed information about the primary 
responsibility for determining the outcome of the test. This includes 
when testing is carried out by organizations or groups of assertors, and 
the exact testing process is not disclosed.

As a reminder, the use case for this property was for groups to have a 
mechanism to deliberately hide the test mode that was used. For example 
if a group of testers evaluates a page but do not want to disclose the 
exact methodology they've used. We had decided that this is a different 
case then leaving the information blank (which could equally mean that 
the information is missing rather than being suppressed).

The following are suggestions that aim to be as concise yet clearer, 
please send your thoughts on these suggestions and add any others that 
you may think of:

-unknown or notKnown
-undisclosed or notDisclosed
-unspecified or notSpecified
-unexposed or notExposed


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