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unit evaluation record

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2000 19:55:52 -0500
Message-Id: <200012050026.TAA439955@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org

As my contribution to formalizing the discussion today, I wish to offer the
following template for a unit evaluation record.  A composite evaluation
record is an infoset containing one or more of these.

[Properties of the whole evaluation record, c.f. external view of an
object, interface of a VHDL entity, etc.:]

applicationOf: ref[preferrablyByURI](testDefinition)
whoSez: ref["](agentOrAuthority)
[Note: there may be a nodeID and other stuff, but in this model that is
handled by multiple inheritance.  If the testRecord is embedded in an XML
document, then there are properties of the node that go with the XML host
environment.  These are just the ones that go with the test record
application.]

[Properties by parts, body of the test evaluation record]

testInstanceInfo:includeByRefinement(testDefinition.instanceInfoProfile)
 containing(
  forEach(testDefinition.instanceInfoProfile.contentUnderTestFormalReference)
   includeByReference(
    testDefinition.instanceInfoProfile.contentUnderTestActualReference
   )
  forEach(
   testDefinition.instanceInfoProfile.evaluationResultFormalReference
  )

includeByValue(testDefinition.instanceInfoProfile.evaluationResultActualRefe
rence)
 )

That's it.

A transaction record is in form similar to the detailed pass-by-<mode>
semantics of a subprogram call transaction; but with pass-by-<mode>
replaced with retain-by-<mode>.

A unit evaluation criterion has an information interface much like the call
and return information profile of a subprogram.  It is a transaction
typespec.  The test definition has a generic/specific relationship to each
of its associated test applications.

Al
Received on Monday, 4 December 2000 19:20:31 GMT

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