[Accessibility] arrowing among search results does not generate any accessibility events

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 67

Status

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defect
P2
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
4 months ago
2 months ago

People

(Reporter: MarcoZ, Assigned: dao)

Tracking

(Blocks 1 bug)

Trunk
Firefox 67
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox67 fixed)

Details

(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

Attachments

(1 attachment)

STR (with NVDA):

  1. Enable quantumbar.
  2. Type in something into the address bar that will result in the popup being shown.
  3. Press Up and Down arrows.

Expected: I should hear the results.
Actual: Focus remains in the address bar, and only the newly replaced URL is read.

Comment 1

4 months ago

It doesn't seem related to bug 1520440, I guess you meant bug 1522440 :)

Blocks: 1522440
No longer blocks: 1520440
Assignee

Updated

4 months ago
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
Assignee

Updated

2 months ago
Assignee: nobody → dao+bmo
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Marco, James, do you know if browser_test_focus_urlbar.js covers the functionality we're fixing here?

I'm trying to work out if we need an additional test for this (and what it should look like).

Flags: needinfo?(mzehe)
Flags: needinfo?(jteh)

In theory, it should. What we're trying to get at is that, when you type something, then press DownArrow, focus goes onto the first selected option. Accessibility focus, that is, the thing that gets set via aria-activedescendant. And that is definitely covered by tests. Likewise, if you hit left or right arrow, focus should go back to the edit box, e. g. aria-activedescendant should be removed. The tests cover prety thoroughly the cases we normally encounter when interacting with the keyboard. The new QuantumBar should behave in the same manner, e. g. emit the same accessibility events if possible.

So yes, this test is pretty thorough in what it covers. Right now, as in the latest Nightly with the fix for bug 1524561, it still behaves as before, e. g. up and down arrows simply speak the updated text in the edit box itself, not the actual result that has been selected.

Flags: needinfo?(mzehe)
Flags: needinfo?(jteh)

Thanks for the response. We'll get this patch landed.

Comment 6

2 months ago
bugherder
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 67
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