[tap] W3C Evaluation and Report Language (EARL)

Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be> Wed, 09 November 2011 13:23 UTC

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I am a participant of the W3C's Evaluation and Repair Tools Working 
Group (ERT WG), a working group that develops the Evaluation and 
Report Language (EARL) and a few related specifications. EARL's core 
use case is reporting the results of accessibility evaluations of 
websites (i.e. accessibility for persons with disabilities), but the 
language itself is generic, so it can also be used in other contexts. 
The language is based on RDF; the specification is available at 

During our last call for comments, one of the reviewers asked the 
working group if EARL duplicates TAP's efforts, or vice versa. The 
working group thinks that this is not the case; we think that EARL 
could be an alternative report format for TAP if a TAP consumer could 
be written that produces EARL. For this reason, we thought it would 
be interesting to contact you and to make sure we are aware of each 
other's work.

Shadi Abou-Zahra, in CC, is the working group's chair and W3C staff contact.

Best regards,


Christophe Strobbe
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