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Re: proposed text for earl:manual, earl:semiAutomated, and earl:automatic

From: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 09:32:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4695D8F3.2040607@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org
Cc: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>

Shadi Abou-Zahra schrieb:
> #### PROPOSED TEXT ####
> - earl:manual
> Where the test was carried out by a human. This includes the case where 
> the human was aided by instructions or guidance provided by a software 
> tool, but where the human has carried out the actual test procedure.
> 
> - earl:semiAutomatic
> Where the test was partially carried out by the software tool, but where 
> human input or judgment was still required to decide or help decide the 
> outcome of the test.
> 
> - earl:automatic
> Where the test was carried out automatically by the software tool and 
> without any human intervention.
> 
> NOTE: the earl:CompoundAssertor class should be used to clarify where 
> combinations of humans and tools, or where collection of tools have 
> collectively carried out a test.
> #### ############# ####

ACK

> Is this definition clearer now?

Yes

> Can you picture your most favorite tool 
> and easily find where it would fit in according to this definition? How 
> about your least favorite tool and some others in between?

A tool may perform both automatic and semi-automatic tests.
-- 
Johannes Koch
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