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This page attempts to track some work on Xform tools for working with the evaluation reporting language EARL, developed by the Evaluation and Repair Tools group of W3C. This is work in progress, funded by the SWAD-Europe project.
The forms and documents listed below are available for use or modification according to the terms of the W3C copyright / license (a BSD-style open source license).
Please send any comments, questions, requests for enhancement or code for improvements to the WAI Evaluation and Repair Tools Group (WAI-ER) mailing list, and note they will appear in the public archive.
This docment is maintained by Charles McCathieNevile, and was last updated on $Date: 2004/04/05 02:48:58 $
This work produces documents in the new Xforms format from W3C. In order to use these tools you will need an Xforms capable browser, or to install a plugin. This work has been tested with X-smiles 0.8, but you might like to look at the list of Xforms implementations and select one for yourself.
Instructions are given below for various specific versions following these instructions which are generally applicable.
The forms are easiest to be locally (until the work on updating the annotea storage is incorporated). Download the package, and open the form you want (typically earlform.xml) in your Xform browser.
The form asks for identifying information, because EARL requires some identification of who made a particular assessment. You need to provide information that is unique, since it is meant to be used for comparing results between different evaluators. However there is no obligation to use your real name or any personally identifying information.
Similarly, you need to provide a date. The form should automatically offer the date/time that you open the form. If your assessment was done at some other time, please edit this field, but you need to use the same format as used. The formula is year-month-dayThours:minutes:seconds±HH:MM where HH:MM is the difference from GMT.
What follows are the checkpoints being tested - there is a title, a selection menu for the result of your test, and a space for comments.
(Contributions welcome ;-)
The forms (and documents) listed below are available for use or modification according to the terms of the W3C copyright / license (a BSD-style open source license). Please send any comments, questions, requests for enhancement or code for improvements to the WAI Evaluation and Repair Tools Group (WAI-ER) mailing list. Note they will appear in the public archive.
The following files form part of the earlform package.
Status: working - last changed 2004-02-13. Fixed a bug in the EARL generated.
Status: working. Cleaned up, fixed bug in generated EARL - last changed 2003-02-13.
Status: working?. I don't have a sufficently well implemented test platform, but the process seems to go correctly across the wire - last changed 2003-08-24
Status: working. needs a seperate step. - last changed 2003-08-04
Status: working, being tweaked. ... - last changed 2003-08-10
Status: working - This file just holds the results of the last process to use it.
Status: working fixed validity of EARL - last changed 2003-02-13
instance, in xforms parlance) for makeEarlBase. It contains a single dummy checkpoint, but is "anatomically correct" as a test schema.
Status: working - last changed 2003-08-08
Status: working. very ugly - last changed 2003-07-02
This work could not have been done without invaluable help from many people.
Particular thanks to the following
It was funded by the European Commission under the IST 5th Framework.