WCAG 2.x editorial updates

Hi everyone,

As we get back to maintenance on WCAG 2.x there are quite a few (hopefully) uncontroversial updates we should be able to do easily.

There are some updates which should have group review, but I’m starting with some that I think just need notification for transparency.

If you spot something in the summary that doesn’t seem right, please have a look at the change and reply to this thread.

If no-one spots anything I’ll merge these at the end of next week.

  1.  General clean-up


This goes across many techniques, particularly the HTML & ARIA techniques.

Various editorial issues, things like:

  *   Removing XHTML references (leaving the HTML ones)
  *   Going version-less for HTML (I.e. just “HTML” instead of “HTML4.01”)
  *   Links to HTML specs updated.
  *   Fixing horizontal scrolling on code samples.
  *   Fixing typos.
  *   Adding doctype and lang attribute to code samples.
  *   Some examples removed if they appear to be defunct.

There is a good summary in the issue description.

  1.  Focus order – update to text about focusing on a dialogue

PR: https://github.com/w3c/wcag/pull/2306

Based on discussion in: https://github.com/w3c/wcag/issues/2241

In the issue thread it was discussed by PatrickL, AWK, Jawstest, and it seemed to have good agreement for this small update.

  1.  Terms/words in H54

Raised in issue https://github.com/w3c/wcag/issues/2505

The technique is about using the <dfn> element, which is defined as using “terms” not words, so the update aligns that in the technique.


A huge thank-you to Francis for working on these!

(I know others have outstanding PRs, I’m just starting with the least controversial ones to make some progress.)

Kind regards,



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Received on Friday, 15 July 2022 18:59:48 UTC