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RE: Support for WAI-ARIA validation...

From: Steve Faulkner <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 11:14:20 +0100
To: "'Henri Sivonen'" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "'Peter Krantz'" <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
Cc: "'olivier Thereaux'" <ot@artbeat.me>, "'Shane McCarron'" <shane@aptest.com>, "'Chuck Houpt'" <chuck@habilis.net>, "'www-validator Community'" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00b501c9c1a0$c59b0990$50d11cb0$@com>
Hi Henri,
>Is there a reason not to change the doctype on WordPress templates to  
>the HTML doctype: <!doctype html>? That would enable ARIA validation  
>on the W3C Validator. (It's a year out of date, though. I intend to  
>make a round of updates in reasonably near future.)

Don't know about that, anyone is free to submit a patch.

This does not solve the more general problem of people wanting to validate
their (x)html <5 without being shown unhelpful errors about ARIA attributes.

Regards
Stevef

-----Original Message-----
From: Henri Sivonen [mailto:hsivonen@iki.fi] 
Sent: 20 April 2009 09:14
To: Peter Krantz
Cc: olivier Thereaux; Shane McCarron; Chuck Houpt; Steve Faulkner;
www-validator Community
Subject: Re: Support for WAI-ARIA validation...

On Apr 18, 2009, at 13:49, Peter Krantz wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 17:38, olivier Thereaux <ot@artbeat.me> wrote:
>>
>> Shane, Steve Faulkner worked on XHTML 1.0 Strict and HTML 4.01  
>> strict DTDs
>> with ARIA added in, would you be interested in publishing those in  
>> w3.org
>> webspace, too?
>>
>
> What was the status of this? It would be great if the patch and DTD:s
> could be incorporated as soon as possible. For many developers I have
> been in touch with, the W3C markup validation service seem to be the
> single obstacle to adopt WAI-ARIA attributes right now (yeah I know).

Is there a reason not to change the doctype on WordPress templates to  
the HTML doctype: <!doctype html>? That would enable ARIA validation  
on the W3C Validator. (It's a year out of date, though. I intend to  
make a round of updates in reasonably near future.)

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Monday, 20 April 2009 10:15:05 GMT

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