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

From: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:21:09 +0200
Message-ID: <46961CB5.1000707@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org, Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>

Hi Shadi,

Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Following today's discussion on the descriptions of test modes, please
> find below an update of the proposed text based on the suggestions by
> Jan Richards:
> 
> 
> #### 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.
> #### ############# ####

+1.

> Is this definition clearer now? Can you picture your most favorite tool
> and easily find where it would fit in according to this definition?

Yes, ;-) actually in the new version  we will have the three of them ;-)

> How
> about your least favorite tool and some others in between?

shall we worry about this ;-)

regards,
carlos

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