Edge14 does not expose the aria-describedby IDREF properly to the screen readers.

Fixed Issue #8737212


Christopher S.
Sep 2, 2016
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Using the provided HTML snippet below, I can confirm that Edge14 does not properly expose the aria-describedby attribute. Using the accessibility tool with Edge, I see that the ID are converted to [object Object], [object Object]. Using NVDA and Windows Narrator to confirm audibly, none spoke the description. Using those same screen readers with Firefox or IE11, I got the expected spoken text.

<ul role="menu">
<li role="menuitem" aria-labelledby="id1" aria-describedby="id2 id3" tabindex="0">
<div id="id1">This is the label.</div>
<div id="id2" style="display: none">This is the main description.</div>
<div id="id3" style="display: none">This is some extra description.</div>


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

      Changed Status from “By design”

    • We are¬†resolving this as dupe to a generic issue tracking this class of problems. Thanks again for the report!

      All the best,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

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