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Re: Question regarding the use of tristate checkboxes using native checkbox controls plus aria-checked?

From: Alexander Surkov <surkov.alexander@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:45:39 -0500
Message-ID: <CA+epNsevZSZJtVT1QCvS1CDY9rk===euVup7n0R3Tu5GWFCaoA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@ssbbartgroup.com>
Cc: "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Hi, Bryan. Firefox implementation on this issue is controversial, for
example <input type="checkbox" aria-disabled="true" aria-checked="true"> is
exposed as disabled, not checked checkbox I think. Personally I think ARIA
should yield to native markup when in conflict. Thus I wouldn't fix <input
type="checkbox" aria-checed="mixed"> because it would conflict with HTML5
intermediate checkboxes.

I'm curious if spec agrees on it.

Thanks.
Alexander.

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM, Bryan Garaventa <
bryan.garaventa@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> This came up for me today, and I'm not sure what the proper answer for
> this is.
>
> I understand that native host semantics typically trumps ARIA markup for
> form fields.
> E.G Using readonly instead of aria-readonly, using disabled instead of
> aria-disabled, using checked instead of aria-checked...
>
> Now, in the case of a standard checkbox control, the native attribute,
> checked, has no native tristate value since it is a boolean.
>
> So, is it actually valid to use aria-checked='mixed' on a native checkbox
> control that includes the checked attribute?
>
> E.G
>
> <input type="checkbox" checked aria-checked="mixed" title="Control Name" />
>
> Which, by the way, doesn't actually work in IE or FF.
>
> Only the following does reliably:
>
> <span role="checkbox" aria-checked="mixed" aria-labelledby="mcb1"
> tabindex="0" class="mixedStateCheckbox" ></span>
> <span tabindex="-1" id="mcb1"> Control Name </span>
>
> Thanks,
> Bryan
>
>
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