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Detecting types of web technologies (JQuery/AJAX)


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: May 12, 2011 8:42AM

Hi everyone

I am wondering if there is a tool or short cut that can analyze web
pages for presence of technologies like JQuery or AJAX.
There is a page: http://www.syslumadur.is which has a list of items
that produces a menus only when the mouse is used to hover over them.
It clearly breaks the "keyboard only" accessibility criteria of WCAG
and my screen reader does not even recognize these as links.
I am wondering if I can detect the technology used to generate these
with some software analytical tool, rather than reading through the
web page code, some sort of a quick analysis of the underlying
I have used some accessibility evaluators and there is some of this
type of analysis in there, but sometimes it would be handy to detect
the presence of technologiessuch as ajax or flash in a web page
without running full scale accessibility evaluation.