Accessibility Checker upgraded to Axe Core 4.3.0

by Jaime Iniesta

We've upgraded our Accessibility validation servers to the latest version of axe-core, 4.3.0, which fixes some bugs, so you may want to re-check your sites to get the most up-to-date results.

Bug Fixes

Here are some highlights from the bug fixes in release 4.3.0:

  • aria-allowed-attr: allow aria-posinset and aria-setsize on row elements for treegrids
  • aria-allowed-attr: pass aria-label on some HTML elements
  • aria-level: New check for aria-level > 6 as needs review
  • aria-roles: Mark as needs review if both none and presentation are used on element with no implicit role
  • autocomplete-appropriate: pass for autocomplete=username and type=email
  • color-contrast: add special case for new sr-only technique
  • color-contrast: check for pseudo elements on element itself, not just parents
  • color-contrast-matches: only absolutely positioned elements using clip should be not visible
  • combobox: support aria 1.2 pattern for comboboxes
  • heading-order: Prevent crash on page with iframes but no headings
  • heading-order: use aria-level on headings in addition to role=header elements
  • page-no-duplicate: don’t count elements hidden from screenreaders as potential duplicates
  • meta-viewport: test that a user-scalable number does not prevent zoom
  • region: contents in iframes should pass the region rule if the iframe itself is in a region
  • required-parent: Allow item > group > item nesting
  • treat input with no role as textbox

Check out the 4.3.0 release notes.

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