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optgroup element (html)

Support level: partial (3/27)

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The optgroup element represents a group of option elements with a common label.

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 (3/27)

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey an appropriate rolenot applicablenonenonenonenonenonenone
MUST convey an appropriate namenot applicablesome partial supportnonenonesupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey the boundaries of the elementnot applicablenonenonenonenonenonenone

The screen reader MUST convey an appropriate role

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know that options are in a group.

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromenone
JAWSInternet Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)none
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
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 select element testpartial (68/94)

The screen reader MUST convey an appropriate name

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know what to enter.

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

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML select element testpartial (68/94)

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 Chromenone
JAWSInternet Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)none
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
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 select element testpartial (68/94)