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Call for Review: Requirements for Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 00:12:34 +0200
Message-ID: <42D44052.40601@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

A first Working Draft of "Requirements for the Evaluation and Report Language 1.0" ("Requirements for EARL 1.0") was published on 11 July, 2005:

This document describes requirements for the scope, design and features of the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0. EARL is a standardized format to express test results which will help facilitate the exchange of test results between Web accessibility evaluation tools in a vendor-neutral and platform-independent format.

While the Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) had previously made significant progress on the EARL 1.0 Working Draft, the group had never produced a requirements document. The ERT WG has developed Requirements for EARL 1.0 in order to ensure clarity and consensus on the goals for EARL 1.0 before its completion.

The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) encourages feedback about this document 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 these requirements are, and how well they address generic Web quality assurance and validation purposes. Please send comments to the (publicly visible) ERT WG mailing list by 8 August, 2005:

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

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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

Shadi Abou-Zahra,     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe 
Chair and Team Contact for the Evaluation and Repair Tools WG 
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