ACTION-1531: Bolter to investigate ia2 mapping of role="text"

Bolter to investigate ia2 mapping of role="text"

David Bolter
Due on:
November 18, 2014
Created on:
November 11, 2014
Associated Issue:
role text
Related emails:
  1. PFWG-ACTION-1531: Bolter to investigate ia2 mapping of role="text" (from on 2014-11-11)

Related notes:

Cynthia Shelly, 11 Nov 2014, 20:23:58

That email thread seems pretty healthy. Is this bug about getting consensus?

David Bolter, 13 Nov 2014, 21:16:02

And by bug I mean action :)

David Bolter, 13 Nov 2014, 21:16:35

This bug/action is about what the contents of the role mapping table should be for MSAA+IA2 when role="text".

Joseph Scheuhammer, 17 Nov 2014, 19:48:41


Added IA2_ROLE_TEXTFRAME for MSAA+IA2 to role map entry for role="text".

Joseph Scheuhammer, 28 Sep 2015, 17:48:31

Email thread on wai-xtech: see Jamie's and Alex's answers to Rich's question, where Jamie gives his answer, Alex's answer and Rich's question are quoted (23-Sep-2015):

Joseph Scheuhammer, 18 Jan 2016, 18:35:15

Latest email thread, where James Teh leans towards ROLE_SYSTEM_STATICTEXT:

Joseph Scheuhammer, 25 Jan 2016, 18:04:55

Latest exchange with Alex:

And Alex's latest, where he asks why the UIA mapping (Text control pattern) is different:

Joseph Scheuhammer, 1 Feb 2016, 18:16:56

Thread of latest exchange re: Cynthia's explanation of how UIA is going to handle role="text":

James Teh repilied that IA2's mapping might be better if there is no accessible for the element, but IAccessibleText is implemented:

Cynthia and Alex both followed up. View by thread to follow the discussion.

Joseph Scheuhammer, 8 Feb 2016, 21:35:25

Changed to ROLE_SYSTEM_STATICTEXT from IA2_TEXT_FRAME, marking "pending review".



Joseph Scheuhammer, 22 Feb 2016, 20:41:22

Closing based on AAPI meeting, 23-Feb-2016:

Joseph Scheuhammer, 23 Feb 2016, 21:37:16

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