[input needed] warnings in EARL

Dear Group,

After much discussion and exchange during the previous weeks, the 
following resolution has been taken during the previous teleconference:

- Create a new earl:warning literal property which is a sub-property of 
dc:description. It is to be used in the TestResult class and is meant to 
provide additional information about the outcome of the test.

The primary reason for this decision is that there are use cases in 
which additional information about the test result helps the end-user to 
make use of it. An often quoted example is warning the end-user about 
the user agent support for the LONGDESC attribute when the respective 
test is carried out.

At the same time, a significant concern has been raised that the term 
"warning" could lead to misuse. For example when the property is used to 
provide statements which are better recorded as "cannottell" results 
(such as "manual testing still needed" etc). An alternate name for the 
property could be earl:info or similar.

Before a final decision is made, please send your support or concerns 
about the resolution, especially regarding the name of the property, to 
the ERT list by 10 January 2007.


Shadi Abou-Zahra     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe |
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Received on Thursday, 21 December 2006 12:01:08 UTC