Release Notes for axe DevTools for Web Java

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Release notes describing the changes in the Java APIs for version 4.7.0 and later

4.9.0 (April 1, 2024)

  • Updated the axe-core dependency to 4.9.0.
  • For the Playwright and Selenium packages, upgraded the com.deque.html.axe-core dependency to 4.9.0.

4.8.2 (February 13, 2024)

  • Updated the axe-core dependency to 4.8.4.
  • For the Playwright and Selenium packages, upgraded the com.deque.html.axe-core dependency to 4.8.2.

4.8.1 (January 16, 2024)

  • Updated the axe-core dependency to 4.8.3.
  • For the Playwright and Selenium packages, upgraded the com.deque.html.axe-core dependency to 4.8.1.

4.8.0 (October 3, 2023)

important

Selenium dropped support for Java 8 on September 30, 2023. (Java 11 is now the minimum supported version.) The Selenium package in axe DevTools for Web Java will drop support for Java 8 in the next major release after 4.8.0.

  • Updated the axe-core dependency to 4.8.2.
  • Added Trusted Tester v5 ruleset.
  • Added EN 301 549 ruleset.
  • For the Playwright and Selenium packages (playwright-4.8.0-jar-with-dependencies.jar and selenium-4.8.0-jar-with-dependencies.jar):
    • Upgraded axe-core-maven-html 4.8.0
    • Pinned axe-core version to accept patch updates only.

4.7.1 (July 3, 2023)

For the Selenium package (selenium-4.7.1-jar-with-dependencies.jar), JUnit is now specified as a test dependency.

4.7.0 (May 4, 2023)

Updated the axe-core dependency to 4.7.0.