Support tabindex in SVG, don't make every <svg> focusable by default

External Issue #8090208


Amelia B.
Jul 6, 2016
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
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Steps to reproduce

Steps to reproduce: create a web-page with inline SVG content. Try to tab through it.

IE & Edge make every <svg> element on a page keyboard focusable. This is inconsistent with other browsers, with the specs, and with user & author expectations. It is a major usability issue when there are lots of small SVG icons in a web page.

IE & Edge do respect the focusable attribute that was introduced in SVG Tiny 1.2, but that is obsolete and not supported in other major web browsers. SVG 2 uses tabindex, like HTML.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “External”

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    • Fixed in EdgeHTML 14.14393

      Thanks folks!

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