ISSUE-583: Elements that are descendants of an element having aria-activedescendant should not all be focusable

Elements that are descendants of an element having aria-activedescendant should not all be focusable

State:
CLOSED
Product:
ARIA 1.1 Core Mapping Specification
Raised by:
Richard Schwerdtfeger
Opened on:
2013-05-09
Description:
Section 4.3 states that all descendant elements be marked focusable. Firefox does this for tree widgets with the exception of the elements having group role. I actually think this is right. See test case 784 for a tree widget:

https://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/testharness/testcases/edit?testsuite_id=1&testcase_id=784

At the very least the descendant element would need to have an ID to be focusable. I have not notified Alex about this as I think it needs discussion.
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David, Cynthia, and Alex agree that the text in the UAIG is sufficient -- that the descendant have both an ID and a role. Do you agree, Rich?

Relevant test case on this, but not sure what the number is.

Joseph Scheuhammer, 30 Sep 2013, 14:48:38

HTML 5.1/ARIA 1.1 alert.

Joseph Scheuhammer, 28 Oct 2013, 14:48:59

Somewhat related: ISSUE-653.

Joseph Scheuhammer, 21 Apr 2014, 18:52:57

Closing per AAPI meeting 26-Jul-2016.

Joseph Scheuhammer, 26 Jul 2016, 19:56:54

Changelog:

Created issue 'Elements that are descendants of an element having aria-activedescendant should not all be focusable' nickname owned by Richard Schwerdtfeger on product ARIA 1.0 Implementation Guide, description 'Section 4.3 states that all descendant elements be marked focusable. Firefox does this for tree widgets with the exception of the elements having group role. I actually think this is right. See test case 784 for a tree widget:

https://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/testharness/testcases/edit?testsuite_id=1&testcase_id=784

At the very least the descendant element would need to have an ID to be focusable. I have not notified Alex about this as I think it needs discussion.
' non-public

Richard Schwerdtfeger, 9 May 2013, 15:02:58

Status changed to 'open'

Richard Schwerdtfeger, 9 May 2013, 15:43:40

Product changed to ARIA 1.1 Implemention Guide

Joseph Scheuhammer, 28 Oct 2013, 14:48:59

Status changed to 'closed'

Joseph Scheuhammer, 26 Jul 2016, 19:56:54


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