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When using `role="heading"` and `aria-level`, jumping directly to a specific heading level is buggy in IE #5434

nvaccessAuto opened this Issue Oct 21, 2015 · 3 comments


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Reported by jmuheim on 2015-10-21 13:02
I have added a demo of how to overrule heading levels using ARIA:


While playing with it, I noticed that NVDA jumps to headings of all levels when pressing the 1 key. The 2 key seems to work as expected.

Is this a bug in NVDA with IE? In FF it works, and JAWS works in both FF and IE.

Comment 1 by jteh on 2015-10-21 22:53
Confirmed. It is a bug. The code is looking for an h1 or a role="heading" aria-level="1", but it doesn't account for the fact that aria-level should override the tag. Unfortunately, this is going to be tricky to fix, since we can only match using restricted criteria for quick navigation.

Comment 2 by jteh on 2015-10-22 01:02
Technical: We can do this with the following matches:

  • h1-6 tag with correct aria-level
  • hx tag where x is correct level and no aria-level
  • role="heading" with correct aria-level

Comment 3 by Michael Curran <mick@... on 2015-11-02 05:24
In commit 113f9e2:
Merge branch 't5434' into next. Incubates #5434
Added labels: incubating

@nvaccessAuto nvaccessAuto removed the incubating label Dec 1, 2015

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