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Re: Proposal: change the domain for earl:mode from earl:Assertion to earl:TestCriterion

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:46:17 +0100
Message-ID: <4EE89A99.5040607@w3.org>
To: Philip Ackermann <philip.ackermann@fit.fraunhofer.de>
CC: ERT WG <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
Hi Philip,

I'm happy to re-discuss this design decision with the group.

The reason why earl:mode has the domain of earl:Assertion is because the 
test mode is not necessarily a property of the TestCriterion. For 
example, the same test could be carried out manually (by a human) or 
with the support of a tool. Proper alt-text is a good example.

Actually, I think the proposal you put forth may make it harder to reuse 
TestCriterion descriptions because you fix the mode they are carried out 
in. You would potentially end up with several duplicates for each 
possible mode that the test can be carried out in.

What do other people think?


On 14.12.2011 11:38, Philip Ackermann wrote:
> Dear group,
> Carlos and I would like to propose to change the domain for earl:mode
> from earl:Assertion to earl:TestCriterion.
> The reason for this is that we are currently implementing an ontology in
> which we are reusing earl:TestCriterion and we would like to have some
> kind of property expressing the mode of each test.
> Currently only earl:Assertion is in the domain of earl:mode. We could
> either
> 1.) add earl:TestCriterion to that domain or
> 2.) replace earl:Assertion by earl:TestCriterion in that domain
> We would prefer the second solution, since earl:Assertion is connected
> to the earl:TestCriterion anyway by the property earl:test, so
> retrieving the mode for a given assertion would still be possible.
> Sorry for that late request, maybe we can discuss this in today's phone
> conference.
> thanks and regards,
> Philip

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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