[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 25682] New: [GTK] Expose password field with role of PASSWORD_TEXT

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Sun May 10 20:32:24 PDT 2009


           Summary: [GTK] Expose password field with role of PASSWORD_TEXT
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Accessibility
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: joanmarie.diggs at gmail.com
                CC: xan.lopez at gmail.com, William.Walker at sun.com,
                    apinheiro at igalia.com

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open the (to be) attached test case.

2. Examine the accessible associated with the password field in Accerciser.

Expected results: The accessible's role would be PASSWORD_TEXT.

Actual results: The accessible's role is ENTRY.

Usage/Need: Screen readers such as Orca have an option to echo the keys being
typed (i.e. to confirm to a user less familiar with the keyboard layout that
each keypress is for the expected key). If this were to take place in a
password field, the user would be announcing his/her password character by
character each time he/she entered it. Therefore, it is necessary for screen
readers to be able to distinguish traditional entries from password fields.

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