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Re: [Moderator Action] Comment: 23. XHTML Metainformation Attributes Module

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 14:26:19 +0200
Message-ID: <42A5926B.4070407@w3.org>
To: "John Foliot - WATS.ca" <foliot@wats.ca>
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org, public-wai-ert@w3.org

Hi John,

John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:
> The current XHTML 2 draft has expanded and added to the predefined list of
> relative values
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-metaAttributes.html#col_Metainformation):
> Example: <link rel="P3Pv1" href="http://www.wats.ca/w3c/p3p.xml" />
>   (I'm glad you caught this one... I had wondered about it before).
> May I suggest that another value be added to the newly expanded list, that
> of EARL:
> *************
> earlv1
>     Refers to an EARL Report Reference File. See [EARL -
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/EARL10/WD-EARL10-Requirements-20050615.html].
> Example: <link rel="earlv1" href="http://www.wats.ca/w3c/earl_report.xml" />
>      or:
> 	   <link rel="earlv1" href="http://www.wats.ca/w3c/earl_report.rdf"
> />
> *************

This is indeed one of the EARL use cases which we have been discussing within the group, to supplement Web pages with the EARL reports that express which tests have been carried out on it. User Agents and search engines may have uses for this.

> While the capacity apparently still exists to expand the 'rel' values,
> having EARL "embedded" into the spec (like P3P) draws more attention to it,
> and perhaps, greater adoption.  I concede that EARL is still in Draft status

Yes, we have recently reconvened the Working Group and are resuming work. We hope to publish both the Requirements document as well as an updated Schema for EARL in the near future. Once published, they will be announced for review.


Shadi Abou-Zahra,     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe 
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