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Re: EDL Overview Published

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 21:03:49 -0000
Message-ID: <004a01c066da$88543ea0$7ded93c3@z5n9x1>
To: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>
> This is coming along well.  Thanks for translating the
> Al-ese. <grin/>

It may have helped if my translation was actually meaningful, but on
parsing it thrugh SiRPAC didn't give great triples. Hence, I've replaced it
with a better version of RDF: much simpler and yet much more effective.
I've attached it the end of this note [1], and it's also at

> Could you explain the diagram? I'm not sure exactly what the arrows
> mean. Including a description in the document would make the
> document WCAG accessible (i.e. a description of the image -
> checkpoint 1.1).

Oops! Really the arrows just imply a general relationship: "EDL is an RDF
language that will use RDF Schemas (and XML Schemas) and that will give
rise to ADL and other subset langauges." I'll write up a full description
tonight and post it tomorrow!

> Also, I'm still having trouble reading RDF.  Could you walk us through
> http://infomesh.net/edl/#p5 at Monday's meeting? I have several

Soem of your questions may have been due to my tacky RDF :-) I hope the
following is a bit clearer and simpler. Just because Al's OOP was pretty
long, it didn't mean that the RDF has to be: it has most of the
functionality that Al had to describe built in!

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
     xmlns:wcag="http://www.w3.org/some-wcag-cp-schema#" >
  <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://testdoc.org/"
<!-- rdf:Description = InstanceInfoProfile
     edl:whoSez = whoSez
     rdf:about = applicationOf -->
    <edl:result rdf:about="#node1">
      <rdf:Description rdf:ID="output1">
<!-- edl:result = the output (evaluationResultActualReference),
     rdf:ID = evaluationResultFormalReference -->
        <wcag:checkpoint rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/some-wcag#cp1"/>

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
"Perhaps, but let's not get bogged down in semantics."
   - Homer J. Simpson, BABF07.
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