Re: conformance checker for HTML+ARIA?


Checking static ARIA  attributes is nothing more than a cosmetic
check, and is only likely to confuse the situation regarding
accessibility and automated checking even more.

Jason White writes:
 > On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 10:25:23AM +0100, Gez Lemon wrote:
 > > It doesn't resolve the whole issue of ensuring that ARIA is used
 > > correctly with a native markup language, but if the ARIA specification
 > > is available in a machine readable format (such as what attribute
 > > values are valid for a particular attribute, and what attributes can
 > > be used with particular roles in RDF), we could build a basic
 > > validator to ensure at least the ARIA part is used according to its
 > > specification.
 > Yes, but unless the validator includes a Javascript interpreter and a DOM
 > implementation, all that can be checked are the Aria attributes of the
 > document prior to the execution of scripts that modify it.
 > Anything involving live regions or Javascript functions that change states or
 > properties would largely escape any lesser validator. Maybe the validator
 > needs to be written as a user agent extension that can verify correctness as
 > changes are made.

Best Regards,

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Received on Wednesday, 1 October 2008 21:38:15 UTC