Edge14 seems to incorrectly compute the alternative text when the element referenced in aria-labelledby is hidden

Fixed Issue #8738690


Christopher S.
Sep 2, 2016
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Using the provided HTML snippet below, I can confirm Edge14 does not use the textual content of hidden div as labels. This prevents calculating alternative screen reader text when it is more useful than a collection of icons representing status with a not meaningful enough text label.

<ul role="menu">
<li role="menuitem" tabindex="0" aria-labelledby="label">
<div>This is the visible text and should not be read by the screen reader. It should be the only visible text.</div>
<div id="label" hidden>This is the alternative screen reader text and should be the only text read.</div>


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Bogdan B.” to “Kevin B.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Kevin B.” to “Bogdan B.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed”

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    • Thank you for the feedback, we will track with a general issue in our internal database. Resolving as duplicate.

      All the best,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

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