Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#15091 open bug

selectmenu should probably not be a combobox

Reported by: Michael Fairchild Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: none
Component: ui.selectmenu Version: 1.12.1
Keywords: accessibility Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


My understanding of the selectmenu widget is that it exists to replace the default select form control as provided by browsers. However, jQuery UI is giving it a role="combobox", which according to the aria specification means that it MUST contain a textbox to allow searching the items in the selectmenu (see autocomplete). This could understandably lead to issues with screen readers and might even explain

See the selectmenu demo for an example:

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Scott González

Status: newopen

We should probably be using listbox.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Scott González

Keywords: accessibility added
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