Category Archives: AQUA

Longdesc Misuse: How Prevalent?

As far back as August 2008, I’ve been aware of Ian Hickson’s fallacious arguments that elements and attributes of HTML4 should not be included in HTML5 merely because web authors misuse them. In the case of the longdesc attribute for img, similar arguments go back even farther. My feeling on such an approach has been […]

Data-driven Web Accessibility Information Using AQUA

In 2003, I began work on a web-based application called SiteQuality. It was intended to be a tool I could use to sell people website redesigns or usability work. At around the same time, I began work on a different project I called AccessTest. It was designed to do automatic accessibility testing using Tidy. It […]