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RE: Editor's draft comments

From: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:48:46 +0100
Message-ID: <09700B613C4DD84FA9F2FEA52188281901E7E22C@ayalga.fundacionctic.org>
To: "Johannes Koch" <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>, <public-wai-ert@w3.org>


Hi Johannes,

> Shadi Abou-Zahra schrieb:
> > Johannes Koch wrote:
> >> 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.
> 
> Two scenarios:
> 
> 1. finding automatic: tool finds img elements with empty alt 
> attribute;
>     deciding manual: human decides whether image is purely decorative.
> 
> 2. finding automatic: tool finds table with structural elements (th,
>     thead, ...);
>     deciding manual: human decides whether table is layout table.
> 
> Are both of these manual tests then?

Depending on what are you testing:

1- Appropiate alternatives: 
	A - Tool finds img elements with empty alt attribute --> automatic
	B - Human decides whether image is purely decorative --> human

2- Layout tables:
	A - Tool finds table with structural elements --> automatic
	B - Human decides whether table is layout table --> manual

If TestCriterion is one of the "A" then result is automatic
If TestCriterion is one of the "B" then result is manual
If TestCriterion is 1 or 2 then result is manual

All depends on at what level are you going to record results.

Regards,
 CI.
 
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