Tags: a11y upstream
DESCRIPTION FROM UPSTREAM:
Steps to reproduce:
1. View the attached test case.
2. Use Tab to move focus from link to link
Expected results: You'd be able to use Tab to move focus to all of
Actual results: You are not able to use Tab to move past the fourth
link; focus cycles back to the top of the page.
I realize that *technically* this is not a FF bug: People (united.com
for example) apparently have some reason for wanting to remove focus
from an object which was just given focus, and FF is certainly doing
that. :-) However, it poses a very serious accessibility problem for
users with visual impairments using the keyboard to navigate among
If it were just united.com where this behavior was present, the
logical thing to do would be to bother them about the inaccessibility
of their site. Unfortunately, a bit of searching found plenty of
other sites using this technique. Therefore, I'm wondering if the
behavior that results from an onfocus blur could be modified within
I discussed this issue with Marco and he had an interesting idea,
namely rather than giving focus back to the document frame, give focus
to the next focusable object. That would, I think solve the problem.
Thanks in advance for looking at this!