Implementing accessibility non-regression check tool

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Tue Feb 27 14:23:43 UTC 2018

On 27.02.2018 14:57, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Hello,
> Miklos Vajna, on mar. 27 févr. 2018 14:08:33 +0100, wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 05:22:26PM +0100, Samuel Thibault <sthibault at> wrote:
>>> An issue with these is that they do not keep source line numbers of the
>>> nodes.  That's really concerning for providing useful information to
>>> the programmer.
>> Does
>> <>
>> help?
> It's interesting.  One frightening thing however is "we assume the
> default XML parser which is expat", and the _start_list (which should
> actually be _start with python3) and _end hooks are not even documented.
> When the python interpreter is provided by the system you wouldn't know
> what would work.  We could put something which hopefully works because
> the hooks happen to have the proper names, or at worse not do anything
> and just not print line numbers.  I don't know what LO maintainers would
> be fine with maintaining :)

i'm wondering, not having looked at your tool: if it doesn't print line
numbers, is it easy to figure out which XML element it warns about?

would the element contain some unique text or have a unique identifying

line number is just one way of doing it, if there's an equivalent way to
find it with search in the text editor it should be fine, these UI files
aren't that huge...

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