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Re: EARL

From: catherine <ecrire@catherine-roy.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:43:14 -0500
Message-ID: <4F4EAA02.7040606@catherine-roy.net>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Thanks Shadi, that is what I was hoping to hear ! I have been wanting to 
get my pudgy little hands on EARL for a while, as you know. I may 
finally get my wish, albeit circuitously ;)

Will let you know if we decide to use it.

Best,


Catherine


On 29/02/2012 5:13 PM, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> Hi Catherine,
>
> Interesting use case. Indeed, EARL is designed to express any kind of 
> test results but I must admit that we have not been looking at that 
> particular use case. I'm not sure why it should not work though.
>
> EARL was published as a Last Call Working Draft and seems to be fairly 
> stable. The responsible working group, ERT WG, is currently gathering 
> test suites to be able to enter Candidate Recommendation stage. Please 
> find an overview of these W3C document development stages:
>  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process>
>
> As to your question, the Test Result class in EARL has ordinal values 
> passed, failed, can't tell, not applicable, and not tested, as well as 
> literal (text) description of the error, additional information, and 
> the date of when the test was carried out:
>  - <http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10/#TestResult>
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> Best,
>   Shadi
>
>
> On 29.2.2012 22:11, catherine wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> A question about EARL.
>>
>> I am working on a project where accessibility audits (through
>> crowdsourcing and through other more formal évaluations and validations)
>> will be done for buildings (commerces, public spaces, etc.) and than
>> added to a web site where people can interrogate the database for
>> accessible venues according to various criteria. There will be a sexy
>> map and also other ways of visualising the data through more accessible
>> means. We are in the initial phases where we have built a data model in
>> xml format and are exploring whether to use OSM (though even if we do
>> not use OSM, will probably share the data) or some other platform and
>> looking for something accessible has not been easy but that is another
>> discussion. Anyway, I was thinking of EARL for the audit results since,
>> in theory, EARL can be used for any kind of tests, not just Web audits.
>> I have not looked at EARL in a while and wonder where things are. Also,
>> can not remember if the format is a simple pass/fail expression or if
>> you can also add info about the results of the test.
>>
>> Any info or other useful suggestions would be appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>> Catherine
>>
>>
>


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