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Re: Non compliance to a status message that is not displayed?


From: glen walker
Date: Aug 14, 2020 12:08PM

Keep in mind that 4.1.3 says that *if* you have a status message, that it
is conveyed properly. 4.1.3 is not telling you that you must have a status
message. The latter is more of a design question.

From a design perspective, I don't think you need a form submission message
because the search results are essentially your submission status.
However, I do think you need a message that conveys the search results
since you are not changing urls/pages. It's kind of a mini single page app.

If a sighted user has clues as to what happened on the page when the form
was submitted (ie, they see new search results), then that should be
conveyed to AT as well.

Google does *not* announce search results because the url changes. A new
page loads so a message is not needed.

These are just my opinions, of course. I'm not normative <smile>

On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 8:16 AM Wing Kuet < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> I have a search form created by a client that I am working with that once
> the form is submitted will display either a list of search results or a
> message is displayed on the page to say there is no search results.
> However, there is no message to the user that there is a successful
> submission of the form nor the amount of search results displayed.?
> Does anyone have a view on whether not displaying a status message on the
> successful submission of a form as well as the number of search results
> returned if there actual results found would be a non compliance to the
> success criteria of 4.1.3 Status message?
> I should add that the URL for the search form does not change when the
> form is submitted by a submit button being operated. However, the content
> within the page does.
> Regards,
> Wing Kuet
> Accessibility Consultant & Software Tester
> Test Partners Ltd
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