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

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:01:11 -0500
Message-ID: <49F71A37.4090203@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Evaluation and Repair Tools (ERT) Working Group invites you to comment on an updated Working Draft published on 28 April 2009:
    Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema

This document provides the formal schema of the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0, a vocabulary to express test results. It is of particular interest to Web developers and researchers who are interested in software-supported evaluation and validation of Web sites, and in Semantic Web technologies to support evaluations.

The ERT Working Group is particularly looking for feedback on:
* Adoption of foaf:Document external link as a further refinement for earl:TestSubject (see Editor's note 1)
* Providing subclasses for earl:TestMode, similarly to the approach taken by earl:OutcomeValue (see Editor's note 2)
* Replacing or partially replacing earl:Software with terms from the DOAP vocabulary (see Editor's note 3)
* Structure and clarity of the conformance section (see Editor's note 4, 5, and 6)

Please send comments by *26 May 2009* to:
    ERT WG public mailing list

EARL is a format to exchange, combine, and analyze results from different Web accessibility evaluation tools in a vendor-neutral and platform-independent format. It also provides a vocabulary that can be used for other Web quality assurance testing and validation. For more details on EARL and its companion documents, see:
    Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) Overview

EARL 1.0 Schema is intended to become a W3C Recommendation after further refinement. For a description of the different types of W3C documents, milestones, and opportunities to contribute to this work, see:
    How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; avoiding cross-postings where possible.

~Shawn Henry
On behalf of:
Mike Squillace, IBM, ERT WG Co-Chair
Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C, ERT WG Co-Chair

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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