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what to do with inferred test results?

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 18:26:42 +0200
Message-ID: <469E3F42.8040007@w3.org>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org


During today's teleconference we came across and interesting issue: how 
do we aggregate the test mode? Let take an example and say we want to 
test the color contrast of an HTML+CSS page. Two tests are executed:

Test case 1: text color contrast (automatic)
Test case 2: image color contrast (manual)

Now the result of these two tests is combined and a new result for the 
initial test requirement "sufficient color contrast" is generated. But 
what is the testing mode for this newly generated result? Options are:

Option A: the end-user combines these two results manually so the test 
mode is manual. However, this is fairly unlikely in practice.

Option B: there is a calculation, for example automatic+manual = 
semiAutomatic. But what about automatic+automatic+manual etc.?

Option C: the test mode is set to earl:inferred for such cases. The 
question is can it be inferred *and* manual, semiAutomatic and auto?

Option D: I can't think of other ways, suggestions welcome.


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