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Checkbox shows focus when inner element has focus #17629

jshoudy opened this issue Nov 6, 2019 · 2 comments


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@jshoudy jshoudy commented Nov 6, 2019


Steps to reproduce:

  1. Click before the checkbox.
  2. Tab and see both the checkbox and the button showing focus.

Expected Behavior

The checkbox and the button are mutually exclusive in showing keyboard focus.

Actual Behavior

Whenever the inner button has focus so does the checkbox. This is always problematic but more noticeable when the checkbox is disabled since focus goes directly to the button.


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@crisbeto crisbeto commented Nov 6, 2019

There should be ways around this, but I'm not sure whether we should fix it since putting a button inside a checkbox isn't a supported case.


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@jelbourn jelbourn commented Nov 7, 2019

Yeah, this isn't something we will address; a checkbox label officially only supports phrasing content, not interactive elements.

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