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

Dear RDF Interest Group Participants,

A new Working Draft of "Evaluation and Report Language 1.0 Schema" ("EARL 1.0 Schema") was published on 9 September, 2005. The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) [1] invites you to comment on this document:

The Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) is a standardized format to express test results. The primary motivation for developing this language is to facilitate the exchange of test results between Web accessibility evaluation tools in a vendor neutral and platform independent format. It also provides reusable vocabulary for generic Web quality assurance and validation purposes.

This document, "EARL 1.0 Schema", defines a set of vocabulary to express test results. It is intended as one part of a two-part replacement for the previous EARL 1.0 Working Draft of 6 December 2002 [2]. It meets the requirements specified in the "Requirements for the Evaluation and Report Language 1.0" [3], and incorporates change requests received since the December 2002 Working Draft. While this document focuses on the technical details of the specification, a companion document will describe the motivations for EARL and provide a tutorial introduction to its use.

The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) encourages feedback about this document, "EARL 1.0 Schema", 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 robust and unambiguous the schema is, and how well it addresses content available on the Web. Specific questions are also highlighted within the relevant sections of the document. Please send comments to the (publicly visible) ERT WG mailing list by 10 October, 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

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Shadi Abou-Zahra,     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe 
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