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Support for WAI-ARIA validation...

From: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 23:27:07 +0200
Message-ID: <7b9ad66d0904081427x6770b96dp217459fdd82829b7@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

The past couple of evenings I have been trying to implement
experimental support for WAI-ARIA validation in the validator with the
ambition to come up with something that:

a) provides document authors with a tool to check WAI-ARIA markup and
b) enables authors to continue checking documents containing WAI-ARIA

Before doing more work in this direction I would be interested in
hearing ideas on the "right" way to do this. I have based my
experiments on the extended DTD:s that Steve Faulkner created.

1. From a user perspective it would be nice to have a "Validate
WAI-ARIA (experimental)" checkbox to enable validation. Another option
would be to just add the set of DTD:s to the dropdown menu that
already exists. What do you think?

I talked to some developers I know and they would like to have the
ckeckbox and argued that WAI-ARIA should be selected as default. The
reason was that their customers were likely to check what they
delivered and they were reluctant to start using WAI-ARIA stuff if the
validator was likely to hit them back with an error (which may be a
reason to redesign how validation results are presented).

2. Would a patch for the above be accepted or is there work being done
elsewhere in this direction?


Peter Krantz
Received on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 21:27:47 UTC

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