Rule EVTCH-1
onChange event handler should not be used with the select element to cause a automatic change of focus or load a page.

Description

Best Practice Type: Pass/Check

onChange event handler should not be used with the select element to cause a automatic change of focus or load a page.

Markup

select[onchange] (HTML4)

Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Standard
Requirement Priority Test
Type
IITAA 13.1 Ensure that scripted functions are usable with assistive technologies. Required Violation
Section 508 1194.22 (n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. Required Violation
WCAG 1.0 8.1 Make programmatic elements such as scripts and applets directly accessible or compatible with assistive technologies. Required Violation
WCAG 2.0 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap Required Violation

Examples

Evaluation Techniues

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Testsuite Tests

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