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Re: Conformance and Implementations

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 17:33:46 +0100
Message-ID: <01bc01c150e0$2db33460$ecd693c3@y0r1d9>
To: "Lofton Henderson" <lofton@rockynet.com>, "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>, "Alex Rousskov" <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Cc: <www-qa@w3.org>
> Improving the assertion of formal conformance claims, as well
> as more detailed reporting of product features implementation,
> would both bring some real benefits. [...]

Please note that the W3C WAI ERT Working Group have been developing a
language/framework for making evaluations (which includes conformance
claims) for quite some time now, called "EARL" or the "Evaluation And
Report Language" [1].

The language is being developed with the Semantic Web and QA domains
heavily in mind, and at the recent F2F we discussed that QA may be an
appropriate venue to host EARL development (rather: implementation) once
ERT gets dissolved.

[[[
ERT WG takes 3-6 months to finish developing support materials for and
implementations of EARL. The primary future consumer and promoter of EARL
after the 3-6 months would be the QA activity. PF might have a hand in this
as well.
]]] - [2]

We also discussed starting work on a Test Point Definition Language (TPDL),
although this is just a sketchy idea for now.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/03/earl/
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2001/10/f2f-notes

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Sean B. Palmer
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