[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #55651: Associate the terms form fields with their descriptions

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#55651: Associate the terms form fields with their descriptions
 Reporter:  afercia        |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement    |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal         |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Taxonomy       |    Version:
 Severity:  normal         |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  accessibility  |
 The form fields to create and edit taxonomy terms in `edit-tags.php` and
 `term.php` do have descriptions. However, these descriptions are not
 semantically associated with the input fields.

 By using the `aria-describedby` attribute, assistive technologies would be
 able to understand there's a programmatic association between the form
 fields and the descriptions. Screen readers, for example, would
 automatically read out the descriptions while tabbing through the form

 It's a small improvement but I'd say using `aria-describedby` in these
 cases should be a default practice.

 See all the form fields (inlcuding the select element) in the screenshot

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/55651>
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