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Re: 4.1.1 Parsing > nested elements


From: Steve Faulkner
Date: Mar 29, 2018 5:04AM

The criterion itself is normative and states:
"elements are nested according to their specifications"

If there is a nesting error found when conformance checking the HTML then
from a strict reading it is a failure, it does not need an informative
technique to state that.

But at the same time only a subset of nesting issues will cause
accessibility problems, a <div> inside a <span>, for example, is not an
issue that I consider a blocker.



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On 29 March 2018 at 11:45, Fernand van Olphen < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Hi Steve,
> I agree with you that it is a PITA. But I feel that there is a subtle
> difference between guidance and instruction.
> I have to have some ammo if I am auditing a website and in my report I
> state that SC 4.1.1 is not met because there are incorrect nested elements.
> What if the developer is wcag-savvy, reads my report and slaps me back in
> my face, saying: :
> Incorrect nested elements? According to the Sufficient Technique number 4
> I do not have to nest elements correctly, because I can pass the SC by a
> combination of H74, H93 and H94. So, to hell with your incorrect nested
> elements!
> What am I to say to him ? (Besides: you are fired!!!)
> Fernand
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