textarea element role semantics. (Deprecated)

Rule ID Role 14
Definition textarea 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 textarea element has a default role of textbox can have no other role value.
Required No for HTML5 and ARIA Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG Success Criteria

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

Rule Category Forms
Scope Element
Target Resources textarea] elements
  • textarea
  • The textarea element's default role of textbox it can have NO other role, do NOT set.
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