||Container widgets must have required owned elements.
- ARIA roles, properties and states describes the features of interactive widgets to users of assistive technologies, especially screen reader users.
- Roles that are associated with container widgets have important parent/child relationships with other roles.
- Parent/Child relationships are used by assistive technologies for computing the number of items in a container and the item position.
- Container roles are also used by assistive technologies to provide enhanced navigation features for moving between items in lists, tables, grids and treegrids.
HTML4 Legacy Techniques
HTML5 and ARIA Techniques
|WCAG Success Criteria
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)
Widgets with required owned elements
- Required owned elements can be defined using the HTML DOM structure or the
- Use the DOM structure to add required owned elements by making them a descendant of the container element.
- When the owned elements are not descendants of the container element, use the
aria-owns attribute on the container element to reference the owned elements.
aria-busy attribute is set to
true on the container element, the container element does not need to own any required elements.
aria-busy should be used when a container element is being dynamically populated.
- NOTE: The DOM structure technique is preferred over the
aria-owns technique, since it is less likely to result in authoring errors associated with creating and referencing elements with unique