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Re: HTML focusable areas feedback

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:43:49 +0200
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Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Hi James 

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> 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?

> 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.

> Regards,
> James
Received on Saturday, 26 July 2014 17:52:29 UTC

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