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Reminder: EARL review deadline 30 November

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:38:38 -0500
Message-ID: <4B0D5D8E.8050408@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

Here is a reminder that we would like comments on the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema Last Call Working Draft and related documents by *Monday 30 November*.

If you are interested in software-supported evaluation and validation of websites, or Semantic Web technologies for content description, annotation, and adaptation, please see the forwarded e-mail below for links and more information.

Regards,
~Shawn Henry,
For the ERT Working Group



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Call for Review: EARL 1.0 Last Call Working Draft
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 19:00:25 -0500
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group invites you to comment on a series of Working Draft documents published 29 October 2009:
* Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema - Last Call Working Draft
   http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Schema/
* Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Guide - First Public Working Draft
   http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Guide/
* HTTP Vocabulary in RDF 1.0 - updated Working Draft
   http://www.w3.org/TR/HTTP-in-RDF10/
* Representing Content in RDF 1.0 - updated Working Draft
   http://www.w3.org/TR/Content-in-RDF10/
* Pointer Methods in RDF 1.0 - updated Working Draft
   http://www.w3.org/TR/Pointers-in-RDF10/
* Requirements for the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 - updated Working Draft
   http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Requirements/

EARL is a machine-readable format for expressing test results. It is an RDF vocabulary, the terms of which are defined by the specifications listed above. The primary motivation for developing EARL is to facilitate the processing of test results, such as those generated by Web accessibility evaluation tools, using a vendor-neutral and platform-independent format. EARL is introduced in:
   EARL Overview
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/earl.php

Only EARL 1.0 Schema is currently intended to become a W3C Recommendation, the remaining five documents are planned to become W3C Notes. The difference between W3C Recommendations and W3C Notes, and the development stages for these publications is described in:
   How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process

The Working Group believes is has addressed all comments received so far and is looking for final feedback, especially on the EARL 1.0 Schema document before promotion and publication as a Candidate Recommendation Working Draft. The "Status of this Document" sections of the publications include specific questions and guidance for providing comments. The main changes in this publication include:
* updated conformance model for EARL
* revised EARL vocabulary definitions
* added an explanatory EARL 1.0 Guide

WAI encourages feedback from developers and researchers who are interested in software-supported evaluation and validation of websites, and by those who are interested in Semantic Web technologies for content description, annotation, and adaptation. Please send comments to the publicly-archived list:
   public-earl10-comments@w3.org
   by 30 November 2009

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; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Regards,
~Shawn Henry and Judy Brewer, W3C WAI
On behalf of Shadi Abou-Zahra, ERT WG
with thanks to Michael A Squillace


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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
Received on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 16:38:46 GMT

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