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Unsupported wai-aria roles

From: <Edwin.Martin@ing.nl>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:19:30 +0100
Message-ID: <EA1D376E9B1DF24FA7CFB196464993D2059FDDB59A@ing.com>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
We're building a site in which we want to use wai-aria and we want to validate using the html5 doctype.

Unfortunately, both validator.w3.org and html5.validator.nu give errors on four wai-aria roles:

columnheader
heading
rowheader
tablist

For my test I took the roles from the DTD [1], which is from 2002. These roles are also in the current Candidate Recommendation.

Can somebody explain why these four roles are not supported by the validator? And does anybody have an idea when the full list will be supported? Or is something wrong with my test?

I searched various places, including this list, but couldn't find an answer.

This is my test document:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title></title>
</head>
<body>
<div role="grid">
<div role="row">
<div role="columnheader"></div>
<div role="rowheader"></div>
</div>
</div>
<div role="heading"></div>
<div role="tablist"></div>
</body>
</html>

Thanks,
Edwin Martin

[1] http://svn.codetalks.org/repos/trunk/tools/ARIA-DTDs/xhtml1-strict-ARIA1.dtd


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