aria-describedby not working when point to an element inside an aria-hidden parent

Fixed Issue #12254124


Jun 6, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
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Steps to reproduce

if i make an element A with aria-describedby points to element B, B has a parent C with aria-hidden=true.
the element’s fullDescription is empty in Edge.
if i remove that aria-hidden of C, A’s fulldescription will be shown.
then if i add aria-hidden back to C, A still have fullDescription and will sync with B’s content.
which means it’s an initialization problem

Microsoft Edge 40.15063.0.0
Microsoft EdgeHTML 15.15063


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  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

    Changed Status to “Fixed”

  • Should be fixed in insider builds already :)

  • Edge does not announce svg text element node with aria-hidden, referenced by an aria-labelledby attribute on parent svg element.

    see demo (fourth test):

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