[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #46977: WP_List_Table table headers are missing `role=`columnheader` for accessibility

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Wed Apr 24 15:05:49 UTC 2019

#46977: WP_List_Table table headers are missing `role=`columnheader` for
 Reporter:  dannylonglegs      |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement        |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Administration     |     Version:  5.1.1
 Severity:  normal             |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  reporter-feedback  |     Focuses:  accessibility
Changes (by afercia):

 * keywords:  needs-patch => reporter-feedback


 @dannylonglegs thanks for your report and welcome to Trac! Worth noting
 the tables you're referring to already use a proper `th` element with a
 `scope` attribute. In this case, I'm not sure a [https://www.w3.org/TR
 /wai-aria-1.1/#columnheader columnheader] role is required as it would
 just duplicate the already existing semantics.

 When you have a chance, can you please provide more context or ask the
 persons who told you why they think columnheader is necessary?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/46977#comment:3>
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