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option element (html)

Support level: partial (31/50)

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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 (31/50)partial (3/18)

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey an appropriate namesome partial supportpartial (4/6)supportedpartial (3/4)supportedpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)
MUST convey an appropriate rolepartial (1/2)partial (3/6)supportedpartial (3/4)supportedsupportedpartial (1/2)
MUST convey the value of the option when used in a datalist contextnonepartial (1/3)nonepartial (1/2)supportedsupportednone
SHOULD convey information about the position the option in the listnot applicablenonesupportedsome partial supportnonepartial (1/2)none

The screen reader MUST convey an appropriate name

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

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromesome partial support
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorerpartial (1/2)
JAWSFirefox (desktop)partial (1/2)
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)partial (1/2)
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)supported
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)partial (1/2)
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)partial (1/2)

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML input with datalist testpartial (61/105)
HTML select element testpartial (68/94)

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 Chromepartial (1/2)
JAWSGoogle Chromepartial (1/2)
JAWSInternet Explorerpartial (1/2)
JAWSFirefox (desktop)partial (1/2)
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)partial (1/2)
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)supported
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)supported
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)partial (1/2)

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML input with datalist testpartial (61/105)
HTML select element testpartial (68/94)

The screen reader MUST convey the value of the option when used in a datalist context

Rationale: When in a datalist context, both the name and value are displayed, so the user needs to be aware of both.

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenone
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)none
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)supported
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 SHOULD convey information about the position the option in the list

Rationale: When user should be able to determine how many options are in the list and where they are in the list

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromenone
JAWSInternet Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)none
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesome partial support
NVDAFirefox (desktop)some partial support
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)partial (1/2)
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)none

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML input with datalist testpartial (61/105)
HTML select element testpartial (68/94)