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Re: How useful is the datalist element?

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From: Chaals is Charles McCathie Nevile
Date: May 26, 2017 4:31PM


Interesting question - coincidentally, today someone proposed a
different improvement by allowing grouping:
https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/932

My sense is that implementation is still immature. And not very good.
File bugs on browsers…

cheers

On 27/05/17 00:20, Jeremy Echols wrote:
> It seems like being native HTML, it would be pretty accessible, but in my testing with Firefox and NVDA, it seems like it's... just painful to use. For instance, NVDA doesn't notify me when typeahead options show up, but worse, when I use the down-arrow to start selecting items, it re-reads the input label and aria-describedby text... on every single down-arrow selection.
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> Are there JavaScript typeaheads which are better? Is support for datalist just at such a bad point that it shouldn't be used?
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