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Changes made in the last year

19th January 2017 - v11.4.0:

  • Pro and Basic versions can now be installed/uninstalled independently
  • Spell check listener is now disabled whilst validating
  • Minor branding changes
  • No longer attempts to POST to file URLs
  • HTML 5.2 updated to 17 January 2017
  • ARIA in HTML updated to 03 January 2017
  • Bug Fix: Required ARIA attributes were being checked for with implicit roles

16th December 2016 - v11.3.0:

  • New Issue Report, which provides a breakdown of results by issue
  • Verified support for macOS Sierra
  • Refreshed logo
  • HTML 5.2 added and becomes the new default validation. See 6 December 2016
  • Added support for HTML 5.2, and set this as the new default
  • Removed support for HTML 5.1 Polyglot as this has been retired
  • HTML 5.1 updated to 1 November 2016
  • ARIA in HTML updated to 10 November 2016
  • WAI-ARIA 1.1 updated to 27 October 2016
  • Custom Elements updated to 13 October 2016
  • CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1 updated to 29 September 2016
  • CSS Values and Units Module Level 3 updated to 29 September 2016
  • WAI-ARIA Graphics Module added. See 8 September 2016

10th August 2016 - v11.2.0:

  • 'Follow local' option removed and is now on by default to make it simpler for new users. New 'Follow below' option provides the old behaviour.
  • WAI-ARIA 1.1 updated to 21 July 2016
  • Bug Fix: Progress Window was not updating correctly

23rd July 2016 - v11.1.1:

  • Bug Fix: Validating source sent from extension was not working

22nd July 2016 - v11.1.0:

  • Results pages can now be dynamically 'collapsed' to improve reading
  • New '-shortestreport' option for Embedded version for backwards compatibility
  • Accessibility improvements to results pages
  • Accessibility improvements to Basic and Pro versions
  • Added support for sites using gzip and deflate for faster validation
  • Support for SAML based authentication
  • Support for blank or missing 'action' or 'formaction' attributes
  • HTML 5.1 updated to 21 June 2016
  • ARIA in HTML updated to 25 May 2016
  • CSS Scroll Snap Module Level 1 updated to 23 June 2016
  • CSS Box Alignment Module Level 3updated to 14 June 2016
  • CSS Pseudo-Elements Module Level 4 updated to 7 June 2016
  • CSS Generated Content Module Level 3 updated to 2 June 2016
  • CSS Overflow Module Level 3 updated to 31 May 2016
  • CSS Flexible Box Layout updated to 26 May 2016
  • CSS Intrinsic & Extrinsic Sizing Module Level 3 updated to 25 May 2016
  • CSS Inline Layout Module Level 3 updated to 24 May 2016
  • CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1 updated to 19 May 2016
  • CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 3 updated to 19 May 2016
  • CSS Positioned Layout Module Level 3 updated to 17 May 2016

7th June 2016 - v11.0.2:

  • Bug Fix: Session cookies sent from our add-ons were not always being processed and used correctly

4th June 2016 - v11.0.1:

  • Bug Fix: XHTML 5.1 and HTML 5.1 Polyglot validations were not working
  • Bug Fix: Cookie cache was storing (but not using) expired cookies causing it to grow large

15th May 2016 - v11.0.0:

  • New Spell Checking system introduced. Now has full support for multi-language pages and multi-language websites. Automatically identifies the correct language to use to spell check each word. Easy to add support for new languages and regional variations. Note that if you already use spell checking that several old options have been removed or replaced, so see the new help page explaining how to use the new system.
  • All support for Java 6 has now been removed. So we've been able to take advantage of the improvements in Java 7, including updating to the latest libraries.
  • Improvements to cookie handling to support latest flags and work-arounds
  • Reorganised options on the Pro version. New Network tab now contains Proxy, Cookie and other network specific options. Also some Include tab options have been moved to the Links tab.
  • Improvements to broken link checking
  • Improvements to 'link following' to prevent pages with technically the same URL being validated more than once
  • Added "No Proxy" option to the new Network tab
  • HTML 5.1 updated to 3 May 2016
  • CSS Intrinsic & Extrinsic Sizing Module Level 3 updated to 10 May 2016
  • CSS Device Adaptation Module Level 1 updated to 29 March 2016
  • CSS Scroll Snap Points Module Level 1 updated to 29 March 2016
  • WAI-ARIA 1.1 updated to 17 March 2016
  • WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 updated to 17 March 2016
  • ARIA in HTML updated to 10 March 2016
  • CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1 updated to 1 March 2016
  • CSS Pseudo-Elements Module Level 4 updated to 15 January 2016
  • CSS Fragmentation Module Level 3 updated to 14 January 2016
  • CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 4 updated to 14 January 2016
  • Bug Fix: Using <select> or <textarea> inside of <label> incorrectly triggered accessibility error
  • Bug Fix: Embedded version was creating the results folder when -suppressresults was selected
  • Bug Fix: HTML5 download attribute didn't allow no value

9th March 2016 - v10.2.2:

  • OS X Java 6 version of Basic and Pro versions no longer available
  • Bug Fix: <link> and <meta> with 'property' attribute were not recognised as 'flow'
  • Bug Fix: Skip navigation tests (W851/W870) didn't account for link targets
  • Bug Fix: Buffer overflow with Firefox add-on sending more than 8kb of cookies

For changes since 2013 see the extended change log

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