[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 136687] AX: VoiceOver in Safari on Mac OS misidentifies text fields as search fields

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Wed Sep 10 08:38:10 PDT 2014


Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Darin Adler <darin at apple.com>  2014-09-10 08:38:13 PST ---
This problem is an intentional strategy.

See the function AccessibilityNodeObject::isSearchField.

So we won’t take the code out just because of this test case. VoceOver needs to treat fields as search fields when that’s appropriate, not just when the web engine is using its special search field styling and support. If we wanted to change the heuristic here about which fields are treated as search fields, we’d need some evidence that it would help on more websites than it would hurt on.

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