Rule: select must not change context

Rule ID Keyboard 6
Conformance Required
Definition select elements with onchange or other event handlers must not automatically change the user's context when keyboard focus moves between options.
  • User's can become disoriented if the focus changes cause unpredicatable actions.
  • When the user is using the kyboard to explore select box options, the focus must stay on the options, until the user selects one of the options.
Conformance Required
WCAG Success Criteria

Success Criterion 3.2.2 On Input

Rule Category Keyboard Support
Rule Scope Element
  • Do not use onchange event handlers on select elements.
  • Use selections should be made using the enter key.
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