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scope attribute (html)

Support level: partial (15/18)

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The HTML scope attributes lets authors define the scope of a table header (row or column).

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 (15/18)

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey the header according to context if scope is set to "auto"not applicablesupportedsupportedsupportedunknownsupportedsupported
MUST convey the header as a row header if the scope is set to "row"not applicablesupportedsupportedsupportedunknownnonesupported

The screen reader MUST convey the header according to context if scope is set to "auto"

Rationale: The user needs to be able to determine what headers a cell belongs to.

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)unknown
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
Example 1: Table with header cells in the top row onlysupported with 5 unknown results

The screen reader MUST convey the header as a column header if the scope is set to "column"

Rationale: The user needs to be able to determine what headers a cell belongs to.

No tests reference this expectation yet.

The screen reader MUST convey the header as a row header if the scope is set to "row"

Rationale: The user needs to be able to determine what headers a cell belongs to.

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

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML td element with a row header (th[scope="row"])partial (39/45)