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July 25, 2021 07:38

select element role semantics. (Deprecated)


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Rule ID Role 13
Definition select elements must only have role values of listbox (default) or menu. NOTE: Deprecated in favor of HTML 3 a more general rule on role restrictions based on ARIA in HTML specification.
  • The select element has a default role of listbox and the browser natively supports the behavior of being part of the tab order of the page (e.g. tabindex=0) and will repsond to click events and the enter key.
  • When select elements only need to use the role attribute when it semantics are a menu instead of a listbox.
WCAG Success Criteria

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Forms
Scope Element
Target Resources select] elements
  • select
  • The select element's default role of listbox can only be overridden with menu.
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Element Results

Element Identifier Result Element Position Message

Column Definitions

Element Identifier
Information about the element associated with the result.
The information typically includes the tag name, accessible name or other information related to the rule requirements.
"Page" means that the result applied to the page. For example, the rule "One main landmark on the page" is a page level rule.
Element Position
The element position is based on the DOM order of elements in the page.
The element position maybe useful in helping to locate a specific element on the page evaluated (e.g smaller numbers are typically toward the beginning of a page and larger numbers typically toward the end of a page).
Element position 1 is the first element.
The highest element position is the last element.
Element position values for most rule/page results will not be consecutive since a rule only applies to a sub set of elements found on a page.