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Re: A Crack at an EARL Vocabulary

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 23:25:57 -0500 (EST)
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0102042311310.8687-100000@tux.w3.org>
Some thoughts, based on what Sean put out recently, with some of the stuff
that danbri and I did added into the mix.

(We had a few porperties:
 + meets (to mean conforms to something),
 + meets1, meets2, meets3 (for the relative priority checkpoints of ATAG,
    which is what we were trying to do the thing for),
 + notApplicable
 + okFor (either meets, or is not applicable)
and a tool property that meant this is a tool that ATAG applies to)

So I might want to say:

Charles says:
Meets checkpoints 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 of yourspec

For checkpoint 1.6 of yourspec, MyTool meets subpoints 1.6.2 and 1.6.4 and
1.6.6, as tested by nicksToolz
For checkpoint 1.6 of yourspec, MyTool meets subpoint 1.6.1 as tested by

yourspec says:
anything meets yourspec level z if it meets checkpoints 1.2, 1.4, and for
checkpoint 1.6 it meets subpoints 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 1.6.4

Dan says:
MyTool meets checkpoint 1.6 of yourspec

Sean says:
MyTool meets subopints 1.6.3 and 1.6.4 of checkpoint 1.6 of yourspec, as
tested by hand

Now, I don't think much of dan's testing methods, so I want to exclude them.
(this is part of a query interface language really). Then I want to find out
what things MyTool meets, and whether there is anything else to be done to
meet level z of yourspec.

At some pont I might like to add some comments about this -I thought seeAlso
was an RDF property already, that we could use. I would be using dc:author to
say who is making the calims, the old atagdemo scheme for the conformance
properties, and some of Sean's properties (mode?) to make assertions about
how the tests were done.


On Sun, 4 Feb 2001, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

  On Mon, 5 Feb 2001, Sean B. Palmer wrote:

    >From terms used by Daniel [1] and Len [2], I have melded them together to
    form (another) seminal EARL vocabulary:-

    earl:asserts (x asserts y)
  CMN Use DC:author

    earl:comment (x comments that y)
  CMN how is this different from earl:detail ?

    earl:confidence (x is asserted to a confidence level of y)
    earl:detail (x has a fuller assertion y)
    earl:domain (x has the root domain y)
  CMN What does this mean? (i.e. why is it useful?)
    earl:testpage (x has test page y, or x is an earl:testpage)
    earl:langtype (x is of langtype y [e.g. x earl:langtype "XHTML"])
    earl:mode (x has a test mode of y)
    earl:person (x is an earl:person [@@ rdf:type discrepancies])
  Why do we need to know that something is a person, unless it is something
  that is either "person or tool"?

    earl:result (x has the result y)
    earl:status (x has the status y)
  Why is result differnt from status. Use case?
    earl:tool (x is an earl:tool)



    [1] These are the terms that Daniel invented, sans explanation. I have
    added some alternatives in [brackets].

    edl:TestId [use rdf:ID]

    [2] These are the terms that Len recently used in the N3 EARL example, with

    e:type [use rdf:type]
    e:name [use foaf:name]
    e:uri [use rdf:resource]
    e:partOf [use daml:intersectionOf???]

    Note that there are some equivalences between [1] and [2]. For example,
    edl:TestProgram = e:tool, and edl:TestPerson = e:human.

    Kindest Regards,
    Sean B. Palmer
    @prefix : <http://webns.net/roughterms/> .
    [ :name "Sean B. Palmer" ] :hasHomepage <http://infomesh.net/sbp/> .

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