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Bug 23877 - Checker fails use of ARIA role=alert on UL element
Summary: Checker fails use of ARIA role=alert on UL element
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-11-20 20:13 UTC by Sailesh Panchang
Modified: 2015-08-23 07:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Sailesh Panchang 2013-11-20 20:13:05 UTC
I used
The validator fails use of role=alert on a UL tag
Row 53 Column 44: Bad value alert for attribute role on element ul.<ul id="errlist" role="alert" tabindex="-1">
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I did not see this error a few months ago and am surprised why it is being flagged as role=alert is a valid role as per ARIA specs.
Comment 1 Michael[tm] Smith 2015-08-23 07:31:10 UTC
The <ul> element is not allowed to have role=alert.