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datalist element (html)

Support level: partial (7/28)

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The datalist element represents a set of option elements that represent predefined options for other controls. It is attached to an input via the list attribute.

Expectations

Expectations are conditions that must be met for the feature to be considered as "supported". Only "MUST" expectations need to be met for minimal "support". "SHOULD" and "MAY" expectations indicates support that goes above and beyond. Note that there is not an explicit standard that dictates these expectations, and as such, they are likely opinionated. As such, a feature might not meet all "MUST" expectations but still be usable (potentially frustratingly so). Additionally, the assistive technology may provide many different commands to read, navigate, or otherwise interact with a feature. Only one command is required to pass for the expectation to be minimally supported.

Summary of support by expectation type

MUSTSHOULDMAY
partial (7/28)

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey an appropriate rolesupportedsome partial supportsupportedpartial (1/2)supportednonenone
MUST convey the boundaries of the elementnot applicablesome partial supportsupportednonepartialsupportednone
MUST convey that changes in suggestions were madenot applicablenonesupportednonenonenonenone

The screen reader MUST convey an appropriate role

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know how they can interact with the element.

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSGoogle Chromepartial
JAWSInternet Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)none
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)partial
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)supported
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)none

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML input with datalist testpartial (61/105)

The screen reader MUST convey the boundaries of the element

Rationale: A user needs to know when they enter and exit an element

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromepartial
JAWSInternet Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)none
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)partial
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)supported
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)none

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML input with datalist testpartial (61/105)

The screen reader MUST convey that changes in suggestions were made

Rationale: The user needs to know that the list of suggestions changed

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromenone
JAWSInternet Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)none
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)none

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML input with datalist testpartial (61/105)