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list attribute (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (8/10)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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About this feature

The list attribute is used to identify an element that lists predefined options suggested to the user.

Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from 7 months ago to 7 months ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.

Failing and partial results are between 7 months ago and 7 months ago.


What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey the presence of the list attributesupportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
Not applicable

Expectation: convey the presence of the list attribute


The user needs to know that the input will provide suggestions.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA


  • might announce that suggestions are available when the input receives focus.
  • might announce that the input has auto complete functionality.
  • might modify the role of the associated input to convey datalist functionality, such as changing "edit text" to "Combo box".
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the presence of the list attribute'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
HTML input with datalist test applied to: input[type="text"] elementsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupported

Related features

These are features that are usually used in combination with this feature.

datalist element (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)Speech Recognition
supportedpartial (4/6)supportedsupportedpartial (1/2)supportednot applicablenot applicablenot applicablesupportednonenot applicable