Bug 190870 - Make scrollable element focusable
Summary: Make scrollable element focusable
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: DOM (show other bugs)
Version: Safari 12
Hardware: All All
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Keywords: InRadar
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Reported: 2018-10-24 05:46 PDT by Hugo Holgersson
Modified: 2023-05-25 18:14 PDT (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Hugo Holgersson 2018-10-24 05:46:22 PDT
We plan to fix this in Chrome, see

Spec discussion: https://github.com/whatwg/html/issues/2851.

Expected: Scrollable divs have tabIndex=0 and can be focused using sequential navigation.

Actual: Scrollable divs have tabIndex=-1 and cannot be focused using sequential navigation.
Comment 1 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2018-10-24 05:46:51 PDT
Comment 2 Ryosuke Niwa 2019-10-01 14:10:16 PDT
Making scrollable element focusable might be good for UX but it has a major implementation challenge, which is that this would require computing the up-to-date style for an element to decide whether a given element is focusable or not.

We're actively tying to avoid updating the style to decide focusability of an element, and this goes directly against that goal.