Aria Validation Support

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Aria Validation Support

Post by CrumbBucket » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:09 am

Hi,

I've seen a few threads relating to this/requesting this feature going back to last year (http://www.htmlvalidator.com/CSEForum/v ... aria#p3297) and was wondering if CSE Validator is going to support basic ARIA validation soon?

I'm coding a site in HTML5 with ARIA validation tags and it's frustrating to get pages of errors relating to "aria-required attribute is not valid for XXX element".

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Re: Aria Validation Support

Post by Albert Wiersch » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:31 am

Hello,

Yes, I plan to improve this in v11. Can you send some sample documents that I could use in testing? If you'd like to try a BETA build, then please let me know.

Please send the sample documents to support at htmlvalidator dot com. Thank you!
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Re: Aria Validation Support

Post by CrumbBucket » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:09 am

Hi Albert,

Thanks for the reply, that's good to hear.

The The Protocols and Formats Working Group published the WAI-ARIA 1.0 framework as a W3C Candidate Recommendation on 18 January 2011. As per a news updated from August 2011. they are currently gathering WAI-ARIA implementations (http://www.w3.org/WAI/aria/faq#update). Whilst W3C Candidate Recommendations are subject to change I think it's likely that most of the properties and attributes will remain unchanged.

There's a useful (if slightly lengthy) Primer for WAI-ARIA here:
http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-primer/

From a validation perspective I think the most useful reference is probably the W3C's "Supported States and Properties" page, which details the attributes and properties: http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/states_and_properties

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Re: Aria Validation Support

Post by Albert Wiersch » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:20 am

Great, thanks for the links. There should already be some WAI-ARIA support in v10, but I'm sure by now it needs to be updated for V11, along with HTML5 and CSS3 support. I'm working on the updates now.
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Re: Aria Validation Support

Post by Albert Wiersch » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:14 am

I'm working on WAI-ARIA support now. If anyone uses ARIA, then please send me some sample documents that I could use for testing or point me to your site. Thanks!
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Re: Aria Validation Support

Post by recardwe » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Just joined this board. What is the status of aria support in the validator? Are you still looking for sample documents?

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Re: Aria Validation Support

Post by Albert Wiersch » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:27 pm

recardwe wrote:Just joined this board. What is the status of aria support in the validator? Are you still looking for sample documents?
Hello,

Welcome to the forum!

There is WAI-ARIA support in CSE HTML Validator v11 but I don't believe it has been thoroughly tested. If you'd like to supply some sample documents for further testing, then that would be great.
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