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Call for Review: EARL 1.0 Last Call Working Draft

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 19:00:25 -0500
Message-ID: <4AEA2C99.5080704@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group invites you to comment on a series of Working Draft documents published 29 October 2009:
* Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema - Last Call Working Draft
* Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Guide - First Public Working Draft
* HTTP Vocabulary in RDF 1.0 - updated Working Draft
* Representing Content in RDF 1.0 - updated Working Draft
* Pointer Methods in RDF 1.0 - updated Working Draft
* Requirements for the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 - updated Working Draft

EARL is a machine-readable format for expressing test results. It is an RDF vocabulary, the terms of which are defined by the specifications listed above. The primary motivation for developing EARL is to facilitate the processing of test results, such as those generated by Web accessibility evaluation tools, using a vendor-neutral and platform-independent format. EARL is introduced in:
    EARL Overview

Only EARL 1.0 Schema is currently intended to become a W3C Recommendation, the remaining five documents are planned to become W3C Notes. The difference between W3C Recommendations and W3C Notes, and the development stages for these publications is described in:
    How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process

The Working Group believes is has addressed all comments received so far and is looking for final feedback, especially on the EARL 1.0 Schema document before promotion and publication as a Candidate Recommendation Working Draft. The "Status of this Document" sections of the publications include specific questions and guidance for providing comments. The main changes in this publication include:
* updated conformance model for EARL
* revised EARL vocabulary definitions
* added an explanatory EARL 1.0 Guide

WAI encourages feedback from developers and researchers who are interested in software-supported evaluation and validation of websites, and by those who are interested in Semantic Web technologies for content description, annotation, and adaptation. Please send comments to the publicly-archived list:
    by 30 November 2009

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; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

~Shawn Henry and Judy Brewer, W3C WAI
On behalf of Shadi Abou-Zahra, ERT WG
with thanks to Michael A Squillace

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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