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Re: aria test files using html4 doctype

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:02:01 -0400
Message-ID: <4F96F8A9.1020506@w3.org>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
We made an explicit decision to do ARIA testing using HTML 4.
http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-wai-aria-20110118/#sotd_exit

The technical folks can give a better explanation of the reasons. My
recollection was we wanted to test on a stable host language in which
ARIA is "unknown" so we could focus solely on user agent behaviour.

Michael

Steve Faulkner wrote:
>
> Hi Michael,
>
> any particular reason why the ARIA test cases are using the HTML 4
> doctype rather than <!DOCTYPE html> ?
>
> would make it easier to use for validator testing if HTMl5 doctype used.
> -- 
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG
>
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Michael Cooper
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