Bug 197082

Summary: AX: Table becomes layout table if provided author accName or description
Product: WebKit Reporter: Scott <scottaohara>
Component: AccessibilityAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: Normal CC: mfairchild365, webkit-bug-importer
Priority: P2 Keywords: InRadar
Version: Safari 12   
Hardware: Macintosh   
OS: macOS 10.14   

Description Scott 2019-04-18 16:48:19 PDT
In an effort to provide a table with a "caption" by use of ARIA, I ran into unexpected behavior.

Using aria-labelledby on a table element to point to paragraph, the table semantics were removed.  No role is exposed in Safari's accessibility node inspector.  VoiceOver + Safari announced the table as a group.

Chrome exposes the table as a layoutTable in its inspector.

I then tried aria-describedby, and the title attribute.  With both of these attributes placed on the table element no role is exposed, VoiceOver doesn't announce it as a group.

Reduced test case:

Testing with Firefox and IE11, the above mentioned issues do not occur.  

Using JAWS with Firefox and IE11, the tables all announce as expected.


Expected Behavior

If a table is provided an aria-labelledby, it should be given an accessible name (like caption does).
If a table is provided an aria-describedby or title attribute, it should expose a description.

In neither situation should the table be converted to a layoutTable.
Comment 1 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2019-04-18 16:48:34 PDT