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Re: HTML focusable areas feedback

From: James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:59:10 -0700
Message-Id: <2945C5CB-9E3F-4964-9D8C-33BC9AFA5750@oracle.com>
To: public-html@w3.org
If these are focusable by default (as is currently the case in FF) then 2 additional things need to happen
1) it MUST be possible for a web developer to reverse this behaviour. The current FF behaviour is causing us issues in some combobox implementations and needs to be resolved. I would suggest allowing tabindex=-1 to ensure the area is never focusable. This does not work in the current FF implementation
2) An accessible name and role needs to be provided for this region so AT can determine what to speak when it gets focus.

Regards,
James
Received on Saturday, 26 July 2014 17:01:08 UTC

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