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Re: HTML focusable areas feedback

From: <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:38:05 -0700
Message-Id: <30D2705E-09BF-47F1-BBFB-52344121BAE0@oracle.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>


> On Jul 26, 2014, at 10:43, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi James 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On 26 Jul 2014, at 18:59, James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 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
> 
> Does using tabindex=-1 resolve the issue in FF?

No. FF still focuses it. 

> 
>> 2) An accessible name and role needs to be provided for this region so AT can determine what to speak when it gets focus.
> 
> Being scrollable, I would suggest, is a property not a role.

What role would you give it then?

> 
> 
>> 
>> Regards,
>> James
>> 
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