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Re: Plans to make WAVE more robust?


From: Jared Smith
Date: Sep 25, 2012 11:50AM


We'll be rolling out an updated version of WAVE in the near future.
(Yeah, I know we've been saying this forever.) A new toolbar is also
in the works.

The power of WAVE is in it's ability to provide inline feedback on a
page-by-page basis. Simply collecting number of errors has limited
usefulness, though we know it can be valuable for monitoring progress.
We don't have immediate plans for a toolbar that will evaluate
multiple pages at a time. However, we will soon be rolling out an API
that will allow users to collect WAVE data on any number of web pages
- you send us the URL or file, and we'll send back the WAVE data on
errors, alert, features, etc. More enterprise-level tools are on our

Stay tuned.