When a new alert appears it gets repeated twice #3481

nvaccessAuto opened this Issue Aug 30, 2013 · 5 comments

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Reported by skypeben on 2013-08-30 09:46
I've created some sample code on jsfiddle. After 3 seconds a new alert will appear and it will be read out twice instead of the expected once.


We're currently experiencing several instances of this inside our application.

Feel free to email me with any questions.

Ben Hughes
Software Development Engineer - Skype


Comment 1 by cottrell on 2013-09-20 18:15
It appears to be a problem when a div contains text directly. If the text is wrap using a

for example then the alert is only read once.


Comment 2 by Michael Curran <mick@... on 2014-04-16 01:07
In [19fd268]:
```CommitTicketReference repository="" revision="19fd2681a64209b13999248659bde818f2a53246"
Reverting a change from December 2009 commit 6c53a29 where IAccessible NVDAObject's name property was forced to contain content from IAccessibleText if there was no caret present.

This was supposed to allow focusable labels in Thunderbird to read nicer. However, this caused a long-standing issue where the content of alerts in web browsers would speak twice, and Thunderbird now seems to oddly expose a caret on the labels thus disabling the code change anyway.
Removing this code may possibly cause some other regressions as its very old. However, if regressions are found they should be handled specificly for each case, as clearly this code was too general.

Should be a fix re #3481. May affect re #2442, #2745


Comment 3 by Michael Curran <mick@... on 2014-04-16 01:11
In [54b3f8b]:
```CommitTicketReference repository="" revision="54b3f8b3354fd996841e06847defb110e2209beb"
Merge branch 't3481' into next. Incubates #3481

Added labels: incubating

Comment 4 by Michael Curran <mick@... on 2014-04-30 23:09
In [c64c98c]:
```CommitTicketReference repository="" revision="c64c98c524db9f05ac725f64ae40287e35b23a9f"
Merge branch 't3481'. Fixes #3481

Removed labels: incubating
State: closed

Comment 5 by mdcurran on 2014-04-30 23:11
Milestone changed from None to 2014.2

@nvaccessAuto nvaccessAuto added the bug label Nov 10, 2015
@nvaccessAuto nvaccessAuto added this to the 2014.2 milestone Nov 10, 2015
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