On 8/09/2016 9:22 PM, Alexander Surkov wrote:
Thank you, Jamie. I'm taking that screen readers may need to a context
element, when error message pops up, as a use case for a reverse
relation (if not, please correct me).
I think we'd more likely use it if the user is reviewing a form (rather
than when the message appears). For example, perhaps error messages
appear somewhere other than right next to the control. The user might
want some way to navigate to the control. Honestly, we have no plans to
implement this, but I think it's a reasonable use case.
Could you also comment my guess about aria-details? If a screen reader
skips aria-details elements when navigating, then what mechanism we'd
use for aria-details element detection.
I don't think we would skip them. (We don't skip descriptions now
either.) If they're visible on screen, they should be visible to the
screen reader user. However, Brett did express a desire to be able to
access the element referenced by details. Brett, could you perhaps
provide a use case?
I'll go ahead and review the proposed change as is regardless. I'd still
like to see a use case for details reverse, though.
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