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Bug 13736 - the required attribute and accessibility
Summary: the required attribute and accessibility
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML a11y Task Force (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
Keywords: a11y
Depends on:
Blocks: 13590
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Reported: 2011-08-10 03:33 UTC by Michael[tm] Smith
Modified: 2016-04-14 14:11 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-10 03:33:58 UTC

The Required Attribute

The availability of this attribute could vastly improve the consistent
accessibility of this information to users with disabilities.  However,
for this to be true, work will need to be done to assure that user
agents provide means to indicate the required state to all users,
including those with disabilities, regardless of whether they are using
AT.  Displaying consistent visual cues (that are (or can be made)
non-color-dependent), as well as programmatic indication for AT will be

[split out from bug 13590]
Comment 1 Tab Atkins Jr. 2011-08-10 14:47:05 UTC
Yes, browsers will have to do things correctly.  Is there any problem with the HTML spec here?
Comment 2 Anne 2011-08-15 16:46:59 UTC
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Please address comment 1.
Comment 3 LĂ©onie Watson 2014-06-26 11:31:47 UTC
Moved to HTML A11y TF component.
Comment 4 Charles McCathieNevile 2016-04-14 14:11:07 UTC
If there are specific problems, please file them as specific issues at