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Re: issue with validator flagging something the w3 site uses as an example

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:56:42 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+Vnmu8yA53Eg4-Noi8wfwVCmHtzvkVnRKsCkbbrAR7Robw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jacques Mattheij <jacques@mattheij.com>
Cc: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
Hi Jacques,

the document you cite is a working draft from 2007. It has no standing, it
also predates the formulation of conformance rules for use of ARIA in HTML.
The HTML5 recommendation (Oct 2014) requirement for ul/ol elements

If specified, role must be one of the following: directory, group, list,
> listbox, menu, menubar, radiogroup, tablist, toolbar, tree or presentation


Since HTML5 was published, the rules for use of ARIA in HTML have been
split out of the HTML spec. The latest version of the requirements can be
found here:

If you find any further errors/warnings about ARIA use on HTML elements,
which you think are questionable, check the ARIA in HTML specification as
this is what the W3C conformance checker implements.



Current Standards Work @W3C

On 22 July 2015 at 11:56, Jacques Mattheij <jacques@mattheij.com> wrote:

>  Hello there,
> When I run http://jacquesmattheij.com/ through your verifier I get this
> error:
> *Error*: Bad value navigation for attribute role on element ul
> <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/single-page.html#the-ul-element>
> .
> But when I check how that's supposed to be done on the w3 site
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-xhtml-role-20071004/
> That is explicitly used as an example:
> <ul role="navigation wai:sitemap">
>     <li href="downloads">Downloads</li>
>     <li href="docs">Documentation</li>
>     <li href="news">News</li>
> </ul>
> It states that sample is only 'informative', but still if that's not good
> use then I would expect them to use another example. Please let me know
> which of the two (verifier or standards document) is in error.
> best regards,
>  Jacques Mattheij
Received on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:57:51 UTC

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