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RE: Bug: Firefox Accessibility Inspector reports placeholder attribute as eligible for accessible name

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@levelaccess.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 18:46:58 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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> And, in Firefox and Chrome at least (possibly others, no time to test) the placeholder IS exposed by the browser as the input's programmatically determinable / accessible name. So how is it failing?

If the placeholder is exposed as the name but doesn't provide a name for the field but rather an example value then it would fail some SC because the programmatic name isn't a name but rather something else.  In the same we would fail an input for date who's aria-label was "mm/dd/yyyy".

Jonathan Avila


-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick H. Lauke [mailto:redux@splintered.co.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 1:49 PM
To: Glenda Sims; Schnabel, Stefan
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Bug: Firefox Accessibility Inspector reports placeholder attribute as eligible for accessible name



On 08/08/2018 18:43, Glenda Sims wrote:
...
> Code snippet: <input type="text"  name="first"  placeholder="First Name" 
> id="first">
...
> I believe it fails both
> 
>   * 1.3.1 Info and Relationships
>       o (based on F68
>         https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20161007/F68

>         <https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20161007/F68>)

That techniques relates to programmatically determinable name. It's 
related to 4.1.2, not 1.3.1 ?

And, in Firefox and Chrome at least (possibly others, no time to test) 
the placeholder IS exposed by the browser as the input's 
programmatically determinable / accessible name. So how is it failing?

>   * 2.5.3 Label in Name
>       o because the placeholder text fails to be the accessible name
>         based on F68

But I'd say it doesn't fail...

P
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