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EARL 1.0 Available as W3C Working Draft

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 23:54:48 -0500
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants:

The Evaluation and Report Language [EARL] 1.0 [1], an RDF schema, was 
published on the W3C Technical Reports page [2] as a W3C Working Draft on 6 
December 2002.

The EARL 1.0 Working Draft explains how to use EARL, a general-purpose 
language for expressing test results, and defines a basic vocabulary for 
EARL. While EARL is flexible enough to be used for any kind of test result, 
the accessibility benefits include:
1. storing information about conformance to the Web Content Accessibility 
Guidelines [WCAG] 1.0 [3], the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 
[4], and/or the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 [5];
2. searching for Web content that conforms to specific WCAG checkpoints;
3. generating evaluation and conformance reports.

A Working Draft status means that the document is under development and 
that public comment is invited. The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working 
Group [ERT WG] [6], which is developing EARL 1.0, welcomes your comments by 
31 January 2003 on the ERT WG mailing list, at w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org. Public 
archives of this list are available. [7]

Please address any questions about the document to the ERT WG 
(w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org).

Regards,

Wendy Chisholm, Chair, Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group, W3C
and
Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG10/
[5] http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10/
[6] http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/
[7] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-er-ig/


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