Call for Review: EARL 1.0 Last Call Working Draft

Dear WAI Interest Group (IG) Participants,

WAI invites you to comment on the Last Call Working Draft of EARL and related documents published 10 May 2011:
      * Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema - Last Call Working Draft
      * Developer Guide for Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 - updated 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

EARL provides a way to combine results from different web accessibility evaluation tools, and to share results between tools. For example, with EARL an authoring tool can get accessibility information from an evaluation tool. EARL is a machine-readable format for expressing test results in a vendor-neutral and platform-independent format. It is introduced in:
      EARL Overview

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 *10 June 2011*

Status of documents:

EARL 1.0 Schema is intended to become a W3C Recommendation. The other four documents are currently planned to become W3C Notes. The difference between W3C Recommendations and W3C Notes -- and Last Call, Candidate Recommendation, and other development stages -- 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 feedback, especially on EARL 1.0 Schema before it progresses to Candidate Recommendation Working Draft. The "Status of this Document" sections of the publications include specific questions and guidance for providing comments.

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

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   Shadi Abou-Zahra, ERT Chair

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Received on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 15:13:03 UTC