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Aria role=alert on UL tag fails validation

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:48:37 -0500
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Bug 23877 – Checker fails use of ARIA role=alert on UL element
submitted on Nov 20, 2013
I used http://validator.w3.org/check
and also http://validator.nu
The validator fails use of role=alert on a UL tag
Row 53 Column 44: Bad value alert for attribute role on element ul.<ul
id="errlist" role="alert" tabindex="-1">
Test  the page at

I did not see this error a few months ago on the same page and code.
So I am surprised why it is being flagged as an issue now. role=alert
is a valid role as per ARIA specs.
Thanks and regards,
Sailesh Panchang
Received on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 21:49:04 UTC

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