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Changes made in the last year

5th August 2018 - v12.0.0

  • We recommend uninstalling older versions (especially on macOS) before installing this major release
  • The Pro and Embedded versions have been substantially repackaged on all platforms. These are now completely self-contained applications so Java is no longer a pre-requisite.
  • A .msi download is now available for the Pro version allowing single-user installation without admin rights
  • Total Validator Basic now requires a minimum of Java 8 to be installed
  • 'Listen Mode' application removed and replaced by Start Minimised menu option
  • 'SSL Bug Fix' option removed as it was only required for older versions of Java
  • WCAG 2.1 has been released, and our tests updated accordingly
  • HTML 5.3 updated to 3 July 2018
  • HTML Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 updated to 30 May 2018
  • HTML Microdata updated to 26 April 2018
  • ARIA in HTML updated to 8 July 2018
  • CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3 updated to 3 July 2018
  • CSS Grid Layout Module Level 2 updated to 28 June 2018
  • CSS Fonts Module Level 3 updated to 26 June 2018
  • CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 updated to 21 June 2018
  • CSS Color Module Level 3 updated to 19 June 2018
  • CSS Multi-column Layout Module Level 1 updated to 28 May 2018
  • CSS Writing Modes Level 3 updated to 24 May 2018
  • CSS Containment Module Level 1 updated to 24 May 2018
  • CSS Writing Modes Level 4 updated to 24 May 2018
  • Pointer Events Level 2 updated to 22 May 2018
  • CSS Box Alignment Module Level 3 updated to 23 April 2018
  • CSS Display Module Level 3 updated to 20 April 2018
  • Bug Fix: Internationalized domain names were not properly supported
  • Bug Fix: False positive E885 in some cases when there is a label
  • Bug Fix: False positive E866 for Submit/Reset buttons without an explicit accessible name
  • Bug Fix: Exception when running Basic version and checking certain types of link

21st April 2018 - v11.9.0

  • You can now ignore issues by id, class or element to provide finer control
  • Java 7 support is officially deprecated and will be removed with the next release
  • More WCAG2 validation test adds, updates and deletes
  • Clarified more HTML validation messages
  • Replaced -I and -IX command line parameters with simpler -ignoreissues and -includeissues
  • Simplified when the renewal reminder dialog appears
  • HTML 5.3 updated to 15 March 2018
  • ARIA in HTML updated to 14 April 2018
  • Pointer Events Level 2 updated to 4 April 2018
  • CSS Fonts Module Level 3 updated to 15 March 2018
  • CSS Color Module Level 3 updated to 15 March 2018
  • CSS Intrinsic & Extrinsic Sizing Module Level 3 updated to 4 March 2018
  • CSS Grid Layout Module Level 2 added
  • HTML Media Capture updated to 1 February 2018
  • Selectors Level 3 updated to 30 January 2018
  • CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 4 updated to 22 December 2017
  • Bug Fix: P883 nested headings test missed some basic scenarios
  • Bug Fix: Colour contrast tests were missing for US508
  • Bug Fix: Quarantine fix on MacOS was not always working
  • Bug Fix: Local file starting pages weren't being initialised properly with proxy, cookie, and authentication settings

20th January 2018 - v11.8.5

  • New Overall Issues that apply across all pages tested
  • More WCAG2 validation tests
  • Simplified selection of HTML5, to choice between current draft or recommendation
  • Removed support for (X)HTML5, (X)HTML 5.1, and HTML5 Polyglot
  • Added support for HTML 5.3, 14 December 2017, which becomes the new default HTML5 validation
  • HTML 5.2 updated to 14 December 2017, which becomes the new HTML5R validation
  • HTML5 Preload, 26 October 2017 added
  • Using ARIA updated to 15 January 2018
  • HTML Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 updated to 9 January 2018
  • Bug Fix: False WCAG2 positive due to incorrect calculation of table description
  • Bug Fix: False WCAG2 positive for certain audio links
  • Bug Fix: Issue Report display issues for WCAG2 sections

17th December 2017 - v11.8.0

9th October 2017 - v11.7.0

  • Added support for the Section 508 Refresh, so that it now runs the WCAG2 AA tests. Use 'Section 508 (2001)' to run the old tests.
  • Added support for Java 9
  • Verified support for macOS High Sierra
  • Updated User Agent strings. To get the updated ones use the 'Reset' button on the 'Edit List' dialog
  • Pro version now displays the current workspace in the title bar
  • Added link to the licence in the Help menu
  • Minor improvements to results pages
  • No longer tries to follow 'dns-prefetch' links
  • HTML 5.2 updated to 8 August 2017
  • HTML 5.1 updated to 3 October 2017
  • CSS Multi-column Layout Module Level 1 updated to 5 October 2017
  • ARIA in HTML updated to 29 September 2017
  • CSS Box Alignment Module Level 3 updated to 6 September 2017
  • CSS Scroll Snap Module Level 1 updated to 24 August 2017
  • CSS Text Module Level 3 updated to 22 August 2017
  • Bug Fix: 'Skip navigation' accessibility tests were not always run
  • Bug Fix: Fixed false positives with some HTML5 comments

For all changes in the last 3 years see the extended change log

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