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Re: DoC ID 29 Sort of Errors

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 08:47:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4FF2959B.2050501@w3.org>
To: "Velleman, Eric" <evelleman@bartimeus.nl>
CC: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Hi Eric,

We currently use the term "error" is several areas. We should revise its 
use and think about what we mean by it. I'm not sure that the longer 
"failures to meet one or more success criteria" replacement is 
sufficient to resolve the underlying issue.

Having said that, I don't think we can resolve that until we actually 
have the information in Step 5 about how we will aggregate "errors".

In some cases (esp. for "Basic Report") we will probably only want to 
count by Success Criteria. This would result in statements like "X/Y 
success criteria were met".

In other cases (eg. for "Detailed Report") we may want to actually count 
the instances of individual faults. This would result in statements like 
"X/Y occurrences of success criterion Z were met".


On 3.7.2012 00:35, Velleman, Eric wrote:
> Dear all,
> We seem to almost agree on DoC ID 29 [1]. Some of you propose to change "errors" into "failures to meet one or more success criteria". Also in other places where the word "error is used" in this section.
> Do we all agree on that?
> Kindest regards,
> Eric
> [1] https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/48225/evaltfq3/results#x2630

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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