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Re: The use of aria-readonly on contenteditable elements

From: Joanmarie Diggs <jdiggs@igalia.com>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 17:02:17 -0400
To: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
Cc: 'ARIA Working Group' <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f36c7c87-d83f-7316-d08c-7c1e144ec863@igalia.com>
Hey Matt.

On 05/09/2016 04:55 PM, Matt King wrote:
> In the HTML-AAM, The ARIA column is blank for contenteditable.
> 
> What if it mapped to role="textbox" aria-multiline=true? That would clear up
> this issue, right? It may be somewhat nuclear in its approach, but it seems
> to be how the world works today.

[...]

I do not believe it would clear up this issue. It would address the
unsupported role use. But we'd still have the situation in which the
author put aria-readonly="true" on the contenteditable causing screen
readers to present an editable element as not-editable/readonly.

--joanie
Received on Monday, 9 May 2016 21:02:53 UTC

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