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Re: conformance checker for HTML+ARIA?

From: Aaron M Leventhal <aleventh@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 16:06:49 +0200
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
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
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> 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.

Why not?

HTML WG could create errata to address @tabindex and @profile syntax so we 
can address it in official W3C validation.
The PFWG can work a separate experimental DTD that uses that with ARIA.
 
- Aaron


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> David Dorward
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