Bug 233907 - AX: ARIA "form" role should vend AXSubrole: AXLandmarkForm.
Summary: AX: ARIA "form" role should vend AXSubrole: AXLandmarkForm.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Accessibility (show other bugs)
Version: WebKit Nightly Build
Hardware: All All
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Keywords: InRadar
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-12-06 19:17 PST by James Craig
Modified: 2022-03-03 10:40 PST (History)
3 users (show)

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Description James Craig 2021-12-06 19:17:34 PST
AX: ARIA "form" role should vend AXSubrole: AXLandmarkForm. AFAIK, AXRole should still be AXGroup.

Seems like this landmark may have been overlooked when the other landmarks were added. There may be additional Radars needed on the platforms to support AT rotor navigation, for example.
Comment 1 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2021-12-06 19:17:49 PST
Comment 2 James Craig 2021-12-06 19:17:53 PST
From: https://github.com/w3c/core-aam/issues/101
Comment 3 James Craig 2022-02-10 13:27:22 PST
Update... [AXSubrole: AXLandmarkForm] for role=form but only if the form is labeled, e.g. with aria-label.

Note: There is some ambiguity on whether the landmark mapping should apply to the native <form> element if it has a label like <form title="foo">. Seeking comment from ARIA contributors.
Comment 4 James Craig 2022-02-10 13:30:02 PST
one of the related ARIA discussions: https://github.com/w3c/core-aam/issues/100
Comment 5 James Craig 2022-02-10 13:31:23 PST
Joanie made the related ATK change here: https://bugs.webkit.org/attachment.cgi?id=323323&action=prettypatch
Comment 6 James Craig 2022-02-10 14:13:53 PST
I think it's probably fine to change the subrole for <form title="foo"> too. It's already exposed as a labeled AXGroup, so it'd be highly unlikely to cause an interop regression. The new role description and landmark navigation functionality would be an innocuous improvement.

Unlabeled <div role=form> and <form> should remain unmapped.
Comment 7 Scott 2022-02-10 14:20:46 PST
"Unlabeled <div role=form> and <form> should remain unmapped."

I agree with this statement, and per our conversation in the ARIA wg today:

<article role=form> - would fall back to "article"
<div role="form article">...</div> would also fall back to article due to the lack of an explicit name.
Comment 8 Scott 2022-03-03 10:36:18 PST
sorry, misread some of the above.  but also since the naming of a form element with native HTML is only possible with the title attribute, then yes - form title=foo should become a form landmark
Comment 9 James Craig 2022-03-03 10:40:28 PST
Thanks Scott.