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.
  • HTML4 Legacy Techniques (Recommended)
  • HTML5 and ARIA Techniques (Recommended)
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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