Bug 73832 - [Gtk] Expose 'read only' state of non-text widgets
Summary: [Gtk] Expose 'read only' state of non-text widgets
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Accessibility (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: Unspecified Linux
: P3 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
URL: http://archive.dojotoolkit.org/nightl...
Keywords: Gtk
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Blocks: 30796
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Reported: 2011-12-05 08:03 PST by Joanmarie Diggs (irc: joanie)
Modified: 2017-03-11 10:46 PST (History)
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Description Joanmarie Diggs (irc: joanie) 2011-12-05 08:03:41 PST
Certain non-text widgets can have a 'read only' state, such as cb4 on this test page [1]. Because this state is not exposed to ATs, ATs have no way to present this condition to the user.

While this *could* be done via an object attribute (for instance), I personally think that the read-only state is, well, a state. ;) For this reason I opened the following ATK/AT-SPI bugs: [2][3]. I also think that this condition/state is sufficiently rare that it would be worth waiting for the creation of the new ATK state rather than going the object-attribute (or similar) route.

[1] http://archive.dojotoolkit.org/nightly/dojotoolkit/dijit/tests/form/test_CheckBox.html
[2] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=665598
[3] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=665599