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Re: Tab Order and Focus Question


From: glen walker
Date: Mar 20, 2019 9:30AM

Ignoring the wrongness of tabindex="0" on a non-interactive element, I
agree that the focus indicator disappearing can be confusing and should
never happen, but I think the original question was if WCAG required a
focus indicator on non-interactive elements. My interpretation is that it
is not required. That doesn't mean you shouldn't show one, as I indicated
in my previous reply, but it's not required.

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 6:02 AM Mallory < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I would however argue that if someone is, for whatever reason, foolish
> enough to set a tabindex on a non-interactive element (such as I recently
> saw in the Stemwijzer here in the Netherlands), then if they do not show a
> focus indication, then I as a sighted keyboard user am at a loss. Where am
> I? Separate from the issue of having focus on things that don't seem to do
> anything being confusing in and of itself, I feel letting me hit Tab and
> not seeing anything happening is wrong. Probably double wrong if I'm using
> screen magnification and using Tab moves my viewport to a focussed thing
> which does not appear focussed.
> cheers,
> _mallory