The above line of code simply will not validate due to the aria-required tag. I am I have read the reasons why, and I have looked for solutions but been unable to find anything I can implement that works.
The tag is called in part by a PHP echo which which controls all the comment form fields and looks like this:
I am all for conforming to the standards. What would happen if I remove that particular code from the input field? Would that break the comment field? Why is it there in the first place? What does it do?
Thanks for such a quick reply!
POSTSCRIPT: From what I have read, aria-required is a handicap-man accessibility feature that allows folks with disabilities to know that certain fields are required by way of a screen readers voice alert saying, “hey moron, this is a required field”. Lots of browsers, well I should say some, do support it and some don’t.
Opera and FF support it. IE doesn’t. Ain’t that just like MS to spoil the fun for everyone. And this from a company whose founder feels like opening a swarm of mosquitos on an unsuspecting audience because he is riddled with guilt over the fact that Americans don’t have to suffer with malaria - in other words MS is run by a bunch of liberals who you would think would be ALL OVER accessibility. But NOOOOOOOOOOOOO not MS.
So, for now the html W3 consortium is not going to accept aria-required until MS decides to play ball.
At least that is my take on the issue.
I will leave the aria-required value IN. Why? Because I care. That’s why. Even if MS doesn’t.
I think Hussein Obama should print up another 700 trillion dollars to generate some meaningful support for the aria-required compliance issue.