RE: Calculating accessible name - order

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RE: Calculating accessible name - order

Steve Faulkner
Hi Sailesh,

Please refer to the bug I created from your comments.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sailesh Panchang [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: 16 April 2012 23:12
To: [hidden email]
Cc: Steve Faulkner
Subject: Calculating accessible name - order

Ref: HTML to Platform Accessibility APIs Implementation Guide
For accessible name / description calculation under 5.1 Input type="text" or
textarea element the suggested order is aria-labelledby, aria-label,
placeholder, then the host language's placeholder, label element and title
The INPUT type=text / textarea are host language constructs. So I find it
odd that aria-attributes should take precedence unless there is a role
attribute that is present that changes the role declared by the host
Having stated the above order of precedence, it goes on to say that when
only placeholder and label are present, the label takes precedence and
should be considered to calculate accessible name.
Then why does placeholder precede label element in the above order beginning
with aria attributes?

Sailesh Panchang
Deque Systems