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Re: Radio Button strange behaviour in Firefox.


From: Murphy, Sean
Date: Jun 24, 2020 4:59PM


Thanks for this detailed explanation. Now I have some bed time reading. 😊

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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Radio Button strange behaviour in Firefox.

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On 24/06/2020 19:45, Weston Thayer wrote:
> There was a thread
> <https://web-a11y.slack.com/archives/C050D9NHZ/p1580492505053200>
> about this on the web-a11y Slack earlier this year. Firefox's behavior
> does appear to be in conflict with the spec
> <https://www.w3.org/wiki/RadioButton>

That's not really a "spec" though, just a note in a wiki? Unless I'm mistaken, it's not actually normatively defined anywhere how user agents should behave (at least I can't see anything in
at first glance).

So this is more down to Firefox making a deliberate choice of how to interact with these controls, which is arguably neither right nor wrong per any spec. Against convention? Sure. But wrong? Undefined...

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