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Re: Proposal: severity axis on test result

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 13:29:14 +0000 (GMT)
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-er-ig <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0209281322500.15733-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 14 Jul 2002, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> ah. I am not suggesting EARL have confidence levels at all. I am suggesting
> EARL have qualitative statements about a failure or pass - such as "meets
> requirements", "exceeds requirements", "fails solely due to the fact that it
> fails some other requirement", "fails in some cases", "fails in all cases".

That would be an interesting idea, which wouldn't require any of our
various axes. I worry that we'd always be adding new types though (one
thing I like about Pass/Fail/Can't Tell is that the possibilities are very
limited). Do you have a formal proposal?

> If you want to map confidence (trust) ratings, you should do so directly
> between trust vocabularies assigned to the different testers.

Sounds reasonable to me.

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