Major Release: January 11, 2021

Written by: Zahra Safavian

On Monday, January 11th, 2021 at 9pm EDT, we will be upgrading AMP, Access Continuum and the Continuum Scripting Framework. You can expect an outage of up to 4 hours at that time.

Highlights of this release include:

Crawl Assets with the Continuum Scripting Framework

The Continuum Scripting Framework (CSF) now fully supports the ability to crawl a website or web application with the addition of a new <crawl> instruction. Customers can use this feature to more easily scan entire assets that are not currently scannable with AMP, such as web applications that reside behind a firewall. For more information on implementing this feature, please review the documentation included with the CSF or in the Level Access Support Portal.

AMP Spider Updates

All automated testing features in AMP will now use Chromium rather than Firefox to test pages. This update has been made to address numerous issues in the latest versions of Firefox ESR that have impacted automated testing features. There should be little to no impact on test results from this change.

Additionally, link harvesting functionality within the the AMP scan feature has been updated to make use of the Continuum Java SDK. This update improves the performance of scans, and it allows AMP scan to discover and follow links within the ShadowDOM. As a result, customers may notice new accessibility defects are discovered in future scans, when the defects existing within the ShadowDOM and were therefore not previously discoverable.

To learn more about the updates included in this release, Detailed Release Notes.