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browse mode and read link text. #4343

nvaccessAuto opened this Issue · 3 comments

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Reported by khsruru on 2014-07-30 03:55
Hello, I’m Hyongsop Kim in Korea.
I have a suggestion about Nvda browse mode and reading link text that automatically changed contents every some seconds.
Now if a link contents is changed every some second and have no aria live region attribute, Nvda won’t read changed contents even if browse mode focus is there.
Nvda only reads the item that focus approached to there, but if the user press enter key at that link, the result might be different that the user expected.
Because before the user press enter key, the link contents might be changed already, but the users didn’t know that the link text contents is changed.
So I think that once the focus is there, Nvda should read the link changing contents.
You can test about this.
Go to
Next to main navigation, there is a banner link.
The link text is changed every some seconds.

Thank you.


Comment 1 by jteh on 2014-08-13 02:01
The link actually doesn't change its contents. The old link gets removed and a new one is added in its place, but they don't focus the new link, even if the previous link in that spot was focused. If the link were changing its contents or the new link got focus because the old one had it, we'd already handle this.
Added labels: cantfix
State: closed


Comment 2 by khsruru on 2014-08-20 23:05
Hello, thank you for your reply.
But as I gave example site, the link content is changed.
In other words, once my browse mode focus is reached the banner link and still 10 seconds and press enter, the link that different content is opened.
But Nvda users can’t catch it.
Please check again this issue.

Thank you.

Removed labels: cantfix
State: reopened


Comment 3 by jteh on 2014-08-21 02:30
I did check your example. As I explained, the link doesn't actually change. It just gets removed completely. The cursor has to land somewhere, so it lands on the new link. The only way we could do as you're requesting is to speak the object under the cursor every time it changes, but that would be extremely annoying on many sites and would cause double speaking in cases where the link actually does change and isn't just replaced. If the site were to focus the new link if it is removing the focused link, this would work correctly.
Added labels: cantfix
State: closed

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