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Re: Initial thoughts on EARL Requirements document

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 14:32:04 +0200
Message-ID: <49EF0E44.7020102@w3.org>
To: Michael A Squillace <masquill@us.ibm.com>
CC: ERT WG <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
Hi all,

I've uploaded the document:
  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/EARL10/WD-EARL10-Requirements-20090421>

Regards,
   Shadi


Michael A Squillace wrote:
> All:
> 
> I've attached a draft of the EARL 1.0 Requirements Document with 
> modifications to resolve the actions assigned to Shadi at the F2F on 
> 11/05/2009.
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2008/11/06-er-minutes.html
> 
> I also made minor edits for correcting typographical and grammatical 
> problems. Notice that this file has been renamed to 
> EARL10-requirements_mas.html.
> 
> 
> More substantive comments/questions follow, which we can discuss on 
> tomorrow's call:
> 
> 0. In the F2F minutes there is the following:
> 
> RESOLUTION: need to split between overall requirements for the "evaluation 
> and reporting framework", and requirements for the EARL 1.0 Schema 
> document itself
> 
> Is the requirements document not meant to address the entire EARL 1.0 
> document suite (EARL 1.0 Schema, Pointers in RDF, Representing Content in 
> RDF, HTTP in RDF, EARL 1.0 Guide)? If so, why the need for a "split?" This 
> question was always in the back of my mind as I read through the document 
> and should be clarified in the introduction.
> 
> 1. In Abstract, what does the last sentence, ""It will also provide 
> reusable vocabulary for generic Web
> quality assurance and validation purposes," mean? Is it meant as an 
> example of the previous sentence, as a way that EARL might be used?
> 
> 2. S02-S03 might be read as limiting us to the web. is that what we want? 
> Is there room for an additional requirement about the generic nature of 
> the test subject?
> 
> 3. Removed "computational" from D03 but do we need to have "in a 
> reasonable time?"
> 
> 4. F03 concerning persistency and F04 concerning aggregation need work and 
> are mentioned in the minutes with no particular resolution.
> 
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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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