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#15091 open bug ()

Opened November 02, 2016 02:38PM UTC

Last modified May 03, 2017 01:01PM UTC

selectmenu should probably not be a combobox

Reported by: mfairchild365 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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Changed November 02, 2016 04:18PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:1

status: newopen

We should probably be using listbox.

Changed May 03, 2017 01:01PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:2

keywords: → accessibility