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RE: Updated combobox examples for APG

From: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 01:37:01 +0000
To: "Gunderson, Jon R" <jongund@illinois.edu>, ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
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In testing the markup, focus is bounced out of the combobox when using JAWS in IE11, and neither is accessible.

The reason is because JAWS doesn't support the use of role="combobox" on the parent container of a focusable editable element, so the role="combobox" attribute needs to be on the HTML input for this to work accessibly, including all associated attributes, which matches the spec text in 1.0.

Currently we don't have agreement how or if putting role="combobox" on an ancestor element in the markup is supposed to work, so putting this in the APG is premature because nothing in the spec says this, so too is adding the guidance that the combobox will open a Dialog because nothing has been mapped to support this on any platform.

We are scheduled to talk about the ancestor issue next Thursday when Cynthia can attend the Caucus call.

I recommend that we not put things in the APG that haven't achieved consensus, otherwise we will have an obsolete document before it's even finished.

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From: Gunderson, Jon R [mailto:jongund@illinois.edu] 
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Subject: RE: Updated combobox examples for APG

Better links:


-----Original Message-----
From: Gunderson, Jon R [mailto:jongund@illinois.edu] 
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2016 3:21 PM
To: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Subject: Updated combobox examples for APG

We have also updated the combo box examples to use aria-selected and created an additional example using aria-activedescendant.


Please review, test and comment.

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