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Re: conformance checker for HTML+ARIA?

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 14:35:45 +0100
Message-ID: <48E22B31.1050606@dorward.me.uk>
To: Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
CC: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, hsivonen@iki.fi, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-xtech-request@w3.org, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, www-validator@w3.org

Aaron M Leventhal wrote:
>
> > Aaron M Leventhal wrote:
> > > W3C can use a multi-pronged solution:
> > > 1. Short term: create new DTD and ask W3C to host it. It can be
> > > considered "beta" for now.  It needs to include HTML 4 + tabindex
> > > changes (allow negative numbers and on any element) + WAI-ARIA.
> > The prose of HTML 4.01 is explicit as to the values allowed. A DTD
> > claiming to be HTML 4.01 should not add laxness to allow additional
> > non-conforming values to be valid.
> Well, all the major browsers support this now, and it's part of HTML 5.
>
> From a practical point of view we need it for accessibility. What's
> your counter-proposal in order to allow authors with validation
> requirements to be able to use ARIA?
To not claim to be writing HTML 4.

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David Dorward
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Received on Tuesday, 30 September 2008 13:36:45 GMT

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