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[Fwd: Call for Review: Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema]

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 21:02:46 +0200
Message-ID: <49F752D6.6020404@w3.org>
To: ERT WG <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
FYI, the EARL 1.0 Schema document has been published for review.


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Subject: Call for Review: Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema
Resent-Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:01:22 +0000
Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:01:11 -0500
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Evaluation and Repair Tools (ERT) Working Group invites you 
to comment on an updated Working Draft published on 28 April 2009:
    Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema
    http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Schema/

This document provides the formal schema of the Evaluation and Report 
Language (EARL) 1.0, a vocabulary to express test results. It is of 
particular interest to Web developers and researchers who are interested 
in software-supported evaluation and validation of Web sites, and in 
Semantic Web technologies to support evaluations.

The ERT Working Group is particularly looking for feedback on:
* Adoption of foaf:Document external link as a further refinement for 
earl:TestSubject (see Editor's note 1)
* Providing subclasses for earl:TestMode, similarly to the approach 
taken by earl:OutcomeValue (see Editor's note 2)
* Replacing or partially replacing earl:Software with terms from the 
DOAP vocabulary (see Editor's note 3)
* Structure and clarity of the conformance section (see Editor's note 4, 
5, and 6)

Please send comments by *26 May 2009* to:
    ERT WG public mailing list
    public-wai-ert@w3.org

EARL is a format to exchange, combine, and analyze results from 
different Web accessibility evaluation tools in a vendor-neutral and 
platform-independent format. It also provides a vocabulary that can be 
used for other Web quality assurance testing and validation. For more 
details on EARL and its companion documents, see:
    Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) Overview
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/earl.php

EARL 1.0 Schema is intended to become a W3C Recommendation after further 
refinement. For a description of the different types of W3C documents, 
milestones, and opportunities to contribute to this work, see:
    How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for 
your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; avoiding 
cross-postings where possible.

Regards,
~Shawn Henry
On behalf of:
Mike Squillace, IBM, ERT WG Co-Chair
Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C, ERT WG Co-Chair


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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/





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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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