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Re: <select multiple> and WCAG compliance

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From: Roel Van Gils
Date: Oct 24, 2017 6:37AM


Thanks, Patrick. You're probably right, but I find this a very bitter truth.

> Because of course it's not a fail. It's accessible, though arguably not very user friendly/usable/discoverable. But WCAG 2.0 isn't about usability.

I find it very hard to claim that something is 'accessible' when in fact, it's not. I cannot demonstrate it's possible to select any number of arbitrary items in a multiple select without using a mouse in any of the mainstream browsers.. In fact, I think nobody can.

That's why I was wondering if someone would think it's 'acceptable' to flag the use of <select multiple>, despite it's a valid use of HTML.

Roel