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Re: conformance checker for HTML+ARIA?

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:06:23 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80809300206r4bc550dfhcf7030e619ac2240@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

hi david, thanks for your response,

> That wouldn't really make sense. It would be more logical to create an
> HTML 4 + ARIA DTD and validate against that.

I admit i don't have a  good grasp of the mechanics. So my questions
were probably not posed correctly, but your response helps define what
may be needed reach a the goal.

> If it has ARIA in it, then their HTML (by any current W3C recommendation
> that I know of) isn't valid. You can't fix this problem at the tool
> level, you need to address it at the standards level.

anybody have any ideas on how we move this forward? Is it a desirable goal?

regards
stevef

2008/9/30 David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>:
> Steven Faulkner wrote:
>> Can we build ARIA checking into the W3C validator so that ARIA
>> conformance can be checked seemlessly with HTML whatever the version?
>>
> That wouldn't really make sense. It would be more logical to create an
> HTML 4 + ARIA DTD and validate against that.
>
>> People seem to want a form of checking  provided by the W3C that will
>> tell them (for example) that their HTML code is valid and their ARIA
>> code is valid.
>>
>
> (Please address responses to the validator mailing list, and not
> directly to me, thanks).
>
> --
> David Dorward
> http://dorward.me.uk/
>
>



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Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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