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Re: Editor's draft comments

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 01:37:36 +0100
Message-ID: <45F743D0.3000006@w3.org>
To: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Hi Johannes,

Johannes Koch wrote:
> Carlos Iglesias schrieb:
>> * 2.5 Test Mode
>> "semiauto: Where a software tool was primarily responsible for 
>> generating a result, _even if with some human assistance_. This should 
>> be additionally noted through the earl:compoundAssertor class of the 
>> Assertor."
> What to do in the case when a human was primarily responsible for 
> generating a result with assistance of a machine?

This is a manual test. A typical example, a human uses a toolbar or 
another such tool to *help* identify issues. It is a manual testing mode 
but a tool was used to some extent.

> Is it still "semiauto"? How to measure "primarily"?

Agreed, this is an issue but I don't know how to fix it.

> Proposal: "Where a combination of human and tool is responsible for 
> generating a result."

This could also be manual for the reason highlighted in the scenario 
above. Any other suggestions to tackle the issue?


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