Short note: The abbreviation appreciation society

Posted on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 by Steve Faulkner
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The HTML <abbr> element is deceptively familiar and attractive, its been around forever (1999) and thus people assume that it does what it does and does it well. Nothing much changed over the iterations of the abbr element definition over the years. One notable exception is that the acronym element was obsoleted in HTML5 and […]

WCAG 2.1 parsing error bookmarklet – updated 25th February 2019

In 2012 I wrote: While reading Jared Smith’s excellent article WCAG Next I was drawn to the following statement “next to impossible to evaluate” in reference to the checking of WCAG 2.0 success criterion 4.1.1 Parsing. In 2015 I wrote WCAG 2.0 Parsing Criterion is a PITA which discusses the ins and outs of the […]

Join Us at CSUN 2019!

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2019 by Matt Ater

It’s almost that time of year – the annual pilgrimage to sunny California for the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. From March 11 – March 15 the Anaheim Marriott will be filled with eager attendees and presenters excited to exchange knowledge about advances in the world of accessibility and assistive technology. The Paciello Group is no […]

Required attribute requirements

Posted on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 by Scott O'Hara
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Introduced in HTML5, the required attribute conveys that a particular form control or grouping of controls must have a valid value on form submission. For some controls, a valid value may be a boolean (radios and checkboxes), a non-empty string (standard text fields or selects), or a specifically formatted entry (email, number, date, etc.). Now […]