[Fwd: Call for Review: Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema Working Draft]

Dear Semantic Web folks,

Please find an announcement for "EARL 1.0 Schema" Working Draft below. EARL is an RDF vocabulary to describe test results. We would be very happy to hear comments and feedback on this draft.


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Subject: Call for Review: Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema Working Draft
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 10:01:14 -0400
From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

An updated Working Draft of Evaluation and Report Language 1.0 Schema (EARL 
1.0 Schema) was published on 27 September, 2006. The Evaluation and Repair 
Tools Working Group (ERT WG) [1] invites you to comment on this document:

The Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) is a standardized format to 
express test results. The primary motivation for developing this language 
is to facilitate the exchange of test results between Web accessibility 
evaluation tools in a vendor neutral and platform independent format. It 
also provides reusable vocabulary for generic Web quality assurance and 
validation purposes. An overview of EARL is available for more background:

This document, EARL 1.0 Schema, defines a set of vocabulary to express test 
results. It meets the requirements specified in the Requirements for the 
Evaluation and Report Language 1.0 [2], and incorporates change requests 
received since the 9 September 2005 Working Draft [3]. While this document 
focuses on the technical details of the specification, a companion 
document, EARL 1.0 Guide will describe the motivations for EARL and provide 
a tutorial introduction to its use. The document How WAI Develops 
Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process describes the milestones 
and opportunities to contribute to W3C Working Drafts:

The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) encourages feedback 
about this document, EARL 1.0 Schema, by Web developers and researchers who 
have interest in software-supported evaluation and validation of Web sites. 
In particular, the group is looking for feedback about how complete the 
schema is, and how compatible it is with relevant metadata vocabularies in 
this field. Specific questions are also highlighted within the sections of 
the document. Please send comments to the (publicly visible) ERT WG mailing 
list by 25 October, 2006:

Please let us know if you have any questions. Additional information on the 
ERT Working Group is available at:

Note: This message may be circulated to other lists, avoiding 
cross-postings where possible.

Thank you in advance for your comments.


 Shadi Abou-Zahra - W3C Chair and Team Contact for ERT WG
 Judy Brewer - Director, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C

[1] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10-Requirements/>
[3] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-EARL10-Schema-20050909/>

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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