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Re: EARL And Validator

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 15:58:01 -0500
Message-ID: <012701c39d96$2c7b9e20$b040968e@WILDDOG>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "WAI ER IG List" <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>

Yo Charles,

Thanks for your helpful suggestions and examples.

> you're using the 0.95 namespace - you should be
> using the nmg-strawman namespace
>
Now fixed. Thanks for letting me know.


> Note that it defines the common bits once (subject, assertor)
>
Ah, makes it much clearer. I'll use that in the future.


> ...uses a made-up namespace interpretation of WCAG.
>
This looks a bit strange to me. Should this sort of information be in the
Testcase?


> For the Testcase I have added a dc:title...
>
OK. Makes the Testcase clearer.


>    <earl:date>2003-10-28T20:59:01-01:00</earl:date>
>
Wendy suggested I use the <dc:date>  and put it in the Assertion, not
WebContent. Or, does your date refer to the WebContent itself?

Regards,
Chris


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Cc: "WAI ER IG List" <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: EARL And Validator


> Hi Chris,
>
> you're using the 0.95 namespace - you should be using the nmg-strawman
> namespace (this isn't really clear from the spec, it would be nice if
there
> was a chartered working group which would enable a republishing of the
spec
> as a Working Draft).
>
> here is an exmaple of some earl from that spec, generated by my Xforms
> interview tool - http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/200305/axforms/readme
for
> more info...
>
> Note that it defines the common bits once (subject, assertor) and uses a
> made-up namespace interpretation of WCAG.
>
> For the Testcase I have added a dc:title - otherwise I could have
simplified
> it somewhat. (The info comes from a file I generated as an input to my
> Xform).
>
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
> <rdf:RDF xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
>          xmlns:earl="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/EARL/nmg-strawman#"
>          xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
>          xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
>          xmlns:wcag="http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/#">
>
>   <earl:WebContent rdf:about="#subject">
>     <earl:reprOf rdf:resource="http://example.org/"/>
>     <earl:date>2003-10-28T20:59:01-01:00</earl:date>
>   </earl:WebContent>
>
>   <earl:Assertor rdf:about="#assertor">
>       <rdf:type><foaf:Person/></rdf:type>
>       <earl:name>Your Name</earl:name>
>       <earl:email rdf:resource="mailto:you@your.email.address"/>
>   </earl:Assertor>
>
>   <earl:Assertion rdf:about="#wcag1cp1.1">
>    <earl:subject rdf:resource="#subject"/>
>    <earl:message>an example of something listed as passing</earl:message>
>     <earl:result
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/EARL/nmg-strawman#pass"/>
>     <earl:mode
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/EARL/nmg-strawman#manual"/>
>     <earl:testcase>
>       <earl:TestCase
> rdf:about="http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/#tech-text-equivalent">
>         <wcag:priority
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/#wc-priority-1"/>
>         <dc:title>1.1  Provide a text equivalent for every non-text
element
> </dc:title>
>       </earl:TestCase>
>     </earl:testcase>
>     <earl:assertedBy rdf:resource="#assertor"/>
>   </earl:Assertion>
>
>   <earl:Assertion rdf:about="#wcag1cp1.2">
>    <earl:subject rdf:resource="#subject"/>
>    <earl:message>in this case it is set up to fail</earl:message>
>    <earl:result
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/EARL/nmg-strawman#fail"/>
>     <earl:mode
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/EARL/nmg-strawman#manual"/>
>     <earl:testcase>
>       <earl:TestCase
> rdf:about="http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/#tech-redundant-server-links">
>         <wcag:priority
> rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/#wc-priority-1"/>
>         <dc:title>1.2  Provide redundant text links for each active region
of
> a server-side image map. </dc:title>
>       </earl:TestCase>
>     </earl:testcase>
>     <earl:assertedBy rdf:resource="#assertor"/>
>   </earl:Assertion>
> </rdf:RDF>
>
> cheers
>
> Chaals
>
> On Tue, 28 Oct 2003, Chris Ridpath wrote:
>
> >
> >I've created a Java servlet that checks a web page for accessibility
> >problems and I would like it to output EARL, as well as HTML.
> >
> >The program is still in the alpha stage but is progressing quickly. You
can
> >access it from:
> >http://www.aprompt.ca/oac/submit.html
> >
> >For testing purposes, enter the file 'http://www.aprompt.ca/junk1.htm' in
> >the URL field.
> >
> >Select the 'Output EARL' radio button to view the EARL output.
> >
> >My questions about the EARL output are:
> >
> >Where do I express the line number (and x-path expression) where the
error
> >occurred?
> >How do I express the guidelines that I've used in the checking?
> >Is my use of the 'Testcase' and 'testId' correct?
> >
> >If you spot any errors or questionable use of the EARL, please let me
know.
> >
> >If you click the 'output HTML' radio button then you can see my
> >transformation of the EARL into HTML.
> >
> >Chris
> >
> >
>
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