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Re: OAA and EARL

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 09:59:33 +0100
Message-ID: <4AF92B75.1060101@w3.org>
To: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
CC: public-wai-ert@w3.org
Hi Johannes, all,

Johannes Koch wrote:
> Hi group
> 
> Michael A Squillace schrieb:
> 
>> We would like to know whether or not the ERT WG would be open to 
>> permitting
>> the serialization of EARL reports in JSON (and possibly other formats),
>> leaving the RDF as the modeling mechanism for the vocabulary.
> 
> I don't see any problems in permitting the serialization of EARL reports 
> in JSON, as long as this has no requirements on the EARL structure. The 
> EARL Schema spec mentions other serializations besides RDF/XML. The only 
> problem could be that the tools producing EARL/JSON would not be 
> conforming "EARL 1.0 Core Producers" according to section 4.2 of the 
> EARL Schema spec if they can't do RDF/XML. But that's their problem :-)

Also section 4.1 prescribes that EARL 1.0 reports need to be valid RDF, 
which may need to be looked at more closely. It is probably a good idea 
to support additional serializations as long as there is a common base 
format (currently this is RDF/XML).

Best,
   Shadi

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   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
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