Release Notes for axe DevTools for Web Node.js Packages

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Includes release notes for 4.7.0 and later

4.9.0 (April 5, 2024)

  • Updated the axe-core dependency to 4.9.0.

  • Updated dependencies:

    Package Updated Dependency New Version
    @axe-devtools/playwright @axe-core/playwright 4.9.0
    @axe-devtools/puppeteer @axe-core/puppeteer 4.9.0
    @axe-devtools/webdriverio @axe-core/webdriverio 4.9.0
    @axe-devtools/webdriverjs @axe-core/webdriverjs 4.9.0

4.8.2 (February 13, 2024)

  • Updated the axe-core dependency to 4.8.4.

  • Updated dependencies:

    Package Updated Dependency New Version
    @axe-devtools/playwright @axe-core/playwright 4.8.5
    @axe-devtools/puppeteer @axe-core/puppeteer 4.8.5
    @axe-devtools/webdriverio @axe-core/webdriverio 4.8.5
    @axe-devtools/webdriverjs @axe-core/webdriverjs 4.8.5

4.8.1 (January 30, 2024)

  • Updated the axe-core dependency to 4.8.3.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented users of the Cypress package from using custom rules without defining metadata.helpUrl in the custom rule definition.

  • Updated dependencies:

    Package Updated Dependency New Version
    @axe-devtools/playwright @axe-core/playwright 4.8.4
    @axe-devtools/puppeteer @axe-core/puppeteer 4.8.4
    @axe-devtools/webdriverio @axe-core/webdriverio 4.8.4
    @axe-devtools/webdriverjs @axe-core/webdriverjs 4.8.4

4.8.0 (October 24, 2023)

  • For the Cypress package, made the options parameter (for the axeAnalyze() method) optional.

  • Added the Trusted Tester v5 ruleset.

  • Added the EN 301 549 ruleset.

  • Upgraded the axe-core dependency to 4.8.2.

  • Upgraded dependencies:

    Package Upgraded Dependency New Version
    @axe-devtools/playwright @axe-core/playwright 4.8.1
    @axe-devtools/puppeteer @axe-core/puppeteer 4.8.1
    @axe-devtools/webdriverio @axe-core/webdriverio 4.8.1
    @axe-devtools/webdriverjs @axe-core/webdriverjs 4.8.1

4.7.2 (August 28, 2023)

  • For the Cypress package, upgraded to support Cypress version 12.

4.7.1 (June 6, 2023)

  • Updated the axe-core dependency 4.7.2.
  • For the Playwright package (@axe-devtools/playwright), upgraded the @axe-core/playwright dependency to 4.7.3.
  • For the Puppeteer package:
    • Updated the @axe-core/puppeteer dependency to 4.7.3.
    • Changed dependencies to require only the puppeteer dependency (no more puppeteer-core dependency) to keep types consistent.
  • For the WebdriverIO package, updated the @axe-core/webdriverio dependency to 4.7.3.
  • For the WebDriverJS package, updated the @axe-core/webdriverjs dependency to 4.7.3.

4.7.0 (May 12, 2023)

  • Can now import the packages as ESMs (ECMAScript modules).
  • Updated the axe-core dependency to 4.7.0.
  • For the Playwright package, ensured that import.meta.url is defined.