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Call for Review: Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:01:11 -0500
Message-ID: <49F71A37.4090203@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Evaluation and Repair Tools (ERT) Working Group invites you to comment on an updated Working Draft published on 28 April 2009:
    Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema
    http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Schema/

This document provides the formal schema of the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0, a vocabulary to express test results. It is of particular interest to Web developers and researchers who are interested in software-supported evaluation and validation of Web sites, and in Semantic Web technologies to support evaluations.

The ERT Working Group is particularly looking for feedback on:
* Adoption of foaf:Document external link as a further refinement for earl:TestSubject (see Editor's note 1)
* Providing subclasses for earl:TestMode, similarly to the approach taken by earl:OutcomeValue (see Editor's note 2)
* Replacing or partially replacing earl:Software with terms from the DOAP vocabulary (see Editor's note 3)
* Structure and clarity of the conformance section (see Editor's note 4, 5, and 6)

Please send comments by *26 May 2009* to:
    ERT WG public mailing list
    public-wai-ert@w3.org

EARL is a format to exchange, combine, and analyze results from different Web accessibility evaluation tools in a vendor-neutral and platform-independent format. It also provides a vocabulary that can be used for other Web quality assurance testing and validation. For more details on EARL and its companion documents, see:
    Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) Overview
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/earl.php

EARL 1.0 Schema is intended to become a W3C Recommendation after further refinement. For a description of the different types of W3C documents, milestones, and opportunities to contribute to this work, see:
    How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; avoiding cross-postings where possible.

Regards,
~Shawn Henry
On behalf of:
Mike Squillace, IBM, ERT WG Co-Chair
Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C, ERT WG Co-Chair


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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
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