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Re: EARL (was RE: Google Accessible Search)

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 16:16:31 +0200
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At 16:00 26/07/2006, John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:
>Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> > Until there is
> > some kind of trust framework, I don't suppose that they are likely to
> > generally believe a lot of metadata (historically their approach has
> > been not to trust individual metadata, and it has worked as an
> > anti-spam technique to a certain extent).
> >
>It occurs to me that this is where the missing-in-action EARL would
>(should!) come to play, especially if there were the ability to somehow
>"digitally sign" the EARL report with a trusted certificate - be it
>either a "hard-core" code-signing certificate or even a light-weight PGP
>or Thawte style email signing certificate - any type of 3rd party,
>trusted authority certificate would suffice.  The simple fact that a
>person is prepared to put their name on the line in the assertion of
>"accessibility" would go a long way, IMHO, to establish that trust.
>Hello EARL, where are you?

The ERT WG is actively working on the next draft of EARL. They recently
also discussed if the next update should be published as a Working Draft
or Last Call Working Draft.
The current editors' working draft is at 


Christophe Strobbe

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