ARIA alert role read inconsistently
|Reported by:||kennpetri||Owned by:||mdcurran|
|Keywords:||aria, role, alert||Cc:|
|Operating system:||Windows 7||Blocked by:|
An element with ARIA role of alert is typically voiced any time the element's content is updated. However, there seems to be a bug in certain cases.
All testing done with Firefox 3.6.3 on Windows 7. Tested against both NVDA 2010.1 and main-3573
- A form that updates an element with role of alert:
On this form you must fill in some response to 5 of the 20 questions before you can click the submit button. Every time you fill in a field and the field is blurred, the message area (with role of alert) is updated.
NVDA will announce all updates except for the final one. It is unclear why it does not announce the final update.
- The popular, ARIA-aware Dojo Toolkit Tooltip Widget/Dijit:
Only occasionally does NVDA announce the tooltip text. (By contrast, JAWS 11 in FF consistently announces it.)