High Level Concepts of OpenAjax Evaluation Library

Term Defintion
Rule A low-level accessibility compliance requirement with numerous components, the most basic of which are a definition, an evaluation function, and result messages. When a rule is evaluated, it is assigned a rule result value.
Ruleset A set of rules that embodies specific standards compliance goals. Each rule within a ruleset is designated as either required or recommended, according to its relationship to the compliance goals of the ruleset.
Evaluation The application of all evaluation functions of all rules in the selected ruleset to their corresponding target resources in a web page, and the subsequent collection of all evaluation results and messages, at both the rule and element levels, into a dataset.
Rule Result The aggregate result of a rule evaluation with respect to its target resources (all of its target elements and/or the entire page).
Element Result The result of a rule evaluation with respect to one of its target elements.