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RE: EARL structure and processing model

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 19:05:34 +0200
To: "'Carlos A Velasco'" <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Cc: <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000d01c53b94$0c5b0f20$5bcf3151@K2>

Hi Carlos,

Web resources that are not well-formed XML exist?! ;)

> have appeared interesting discussions, like the use of XPath, line and 
> column numbers, etc. with their pros and cons. But what if the resource 
> is a non-SGML or non-XML, e.g., plain text, or it dares to be a binary 
> resource (e.g., PDF, or an image)?

Yes, indeed this is an issue which we discussed on the last call. Also a proposal to separate resources into "markup and everything else" seemed to be too crude.

> I believe that EARL shall be flexible enough to allow different Location 
> approaches depending on the resource's type. I don't have any brilliant 
> solution at the moment, but it is something we must include in the 
> requirements. We shall not simply disregard these resources, and then 
> say "for that resource, we give only its URL as location of a problem."

Yes, fully agree. Jim Ley took the action item of digging out and sending some fuzzy pointer algorithms he had previously worked on to the group. However, it seems we are lacking good ideas in the world beyond markup. Research in this field would be very helpful.

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