Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474680
Accessibility support broken in firefox
Last modified: 2018-04-11 06:24:22 EDT
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/2008111217 Fedora/3.0.4-1.fc10 Firefox/3.0.4
When examining firefox through accerciser (http://live.gnome.org/Accerciser), only two frames (and nothing else) is visible. Accerciser cant see any menus, buttons, text or anything else in firefox.
Accerciser can see accessible components in other applications, so it doesnt look like accerciser's fault.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable accessibility support in gnome
2. open firefox
3. use accerciser to take a look at firefox
Only two components under firefox (frames)
All the accessible components should be visible
OpenSUSE 11.1 also suffers from this issue, and we're tracking it upstream in gtk+ at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=564751.
Reassigning, but not sure with the target -- maybe just Gtk+? (Matthias?)
Brad, what is the number of OpenSUSE bug?
We're tracking it as https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=457728.
(In reply to comment #3)
> We're tracking it as https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=457728.
> Reassigning, but not sure with the target -- maybe just Gtk+? (Matthias?)
I have nothing to do with firefox accessibility. They do their own thing
(In reply to comment #5)
> > Reassigning, but not sure with the target -- maybe just Gtk+? (Matthias?)
> I have nothing to do with firefox accessibility. They do their own thing
Look at Novell bug, it seems to be more than just FF accessibility.
According to https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=457728#c11 the fix for this bug *is* in Firefox and that is in commit
We believe that it is more appropriate to let this bug be resolved upstream.
Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration in future updates.
Thank you for the bug report.