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Re: Validation as EARL

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 02:06:37 +0100 (BST)
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
cc: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20011023014530.Y1147-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> Well, I would like to do a couple of things. The first is to chain it up to
> an N3 to XML converter,

Ahem - did you read the page?  The validator is generating XML to start
with: the EARL is generated by filtering it through XSLT!

The XML reporting has been up-and-running for some months now, and is
likely to be more stable than the EARL.

>	 and the second is to store some data on test cases,
> fix them and see how we go about comparing two csequential reports.

I'll be interested to see what that looks like.  It sounds like
precisely the kind of thing to help judge whether the EARL reports
are going to be useful in the real world.

> The other second thing I would like to do is to hook it up to the Annotea
> system for storing the information, and then play with the threading of
> reports in Annotea.

Another one I'll be interested in ...

> The other second thing is to collect other information that has some overlap,
> and then to squish the data together and se what we can do.

- and that's a direction I'm looking to go in myself!

OK, if you are pursuing these projects, just let me know when you are
about to reach the point where something will break if my stuff changes,
and we'll see to it that you can have something stable to work with.
In the meantime, I still need your comments on the reports I'm generating,
as the format and contents of these will very likely be subject to
change as I get to understand the things better.

FWIW, we have a precedent for an app built on top of Site Valet's
XML Validation.  The MSIE browser plugin is something Jim dreamed up
and prototyped, and I then integrated with the XMLMessageReporting.

Nick Kew

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