Env: Windows XP, Bon Echo nightly build 20060731, and JAWS 7.1.
Steps to recreate:
1. Download the attached file, start JAWS and FF2.
3.Tab to the button "Display the Current Time" button.
Expected results: FF2 & JAWS should read the string within the Popup window.
Created attachment 231455 [details]
*** Bug 346708 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Does this work with WindowEyes? If so, file a bug against JAWS.
Created attachment 268002 [details]
Much simpler testcase
Indeed this is only a problem with JAWS, but I will try to use describedby or some other way to get this spoken.
I'm unable to work around this. JAWS should notice that it's ROLE_ALERT and read all the static text in the dialog.
Tim, can you take this one up with Freedom Scientific using the "Much simpler testcase" file. Once there's a bug filed there you can close this one as INVALID.
I've filed it with them, but I'll keep this around until I hear from them.
This is working correctly in Window-Eyes but not in JAWS. Marco, can you make sure it is filed with Freedom Scientific?
Joanie, this is something to try in Orca.
Not a Firefox bug.
Aaron, confirmed that JAWS does not read the text inside the Alert. However, in looking at the window with AccExplorer, I notice that there are actually three children, the first of which is an invisible text object, the second one is the text object containing the word "hello", the third one being the OK button. What's up with this invisible first child?
The invisible child is made visible when there is a different kind of alert. JAWS should just skip over invisible objects. I don't think that's the issue, but I guess I could be wrong.