This document describes the requirements for the scope, design, and features of the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0. EARL is a vocabulary, the terms of which are defined across a set of specifications and technical notes, and that is used to describe test results. The primary motivation for developing this vocabulary 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 terms for generic quality assurance and validation purposes.
The terms of EARL are defined by Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema, HTTP Vocabulary in RDF 1.0, Representing Content in RDF 1.0, and Pointer methods in RDF 1.0. A companion document, Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Guide, describes the motivations for EARL and provides an introduction to its uses. An Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) Overview is also available.
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This Requirements for Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 is for the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema and its supporting documents. Work on EARL 1.0 is currently stopped because the Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) reached the end of its Charter.
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On January 1, 2005 and again on ??? 2008, the ERT WG was chartered to continue the development of EARL 1.0. The following is a collection of requirements set forth by the Working Group. Each requirement is labeled with one of the following key words:
Note: These key words, as used in this requirements document, should not be confused with the key words defined by [RFC 2119].