Re: [orca-list] Orca doesn't identify links/indicate formatting on a website I'm building

Hi Nolan.

I understand that you cannot share the site content. But after having
looked at your debug output, I need more to go on. That you see the same
behavior on Hacker News is promising. And if you can find some reliably
reproducible steps which I can use in Linux, I will take a look.

If the reason you cannot share the site content is that an NDA would be
needed, I would probably be willing to sign an NDA. Because I do want to
fix this issue for you -- or if it's not an Orca bug, give you more
information so you or Mozilla can fix it. But like I said, I do need
more to go on.


On 10/25/2016 12:11 PM, Nolan Darilek wrote:
Just realized something else today. I occasionally, once every few days
or so, see the exact same behavior on Hacker News
( The site will load, but speak as if it
is just a window of text. I do get a bit more formatting info since it
(still!) uses tables for layouts, and that much seems to transfer into
displaying things in lines. But I otherwise can't tab through page
elements, and have to reload the page for a fix.

Further, I'm even seeing similar behavior on *Android*. Sometimes
Firefox renders the page as text, and page elements don't speak their
types nor can I double-tap them. It is as if every page element is text
with which I can't interact. I recognize that Android is a different
platform with a separate accessibility API, but I'm wondering if there's
some broader Firefox bug at play where it just fails to update access
technologies in certain circumstances. I'm hoping the debug log might
help, but I still can't produce a distributable reproduction. But HN
reliably fails for me on Android, though I've not seen it on other sites.

On 10/24/2016 06:27 PM, Nolan Darilek wrote:
Unfortunately not, that's what I meant when I said I couldn't find the
threshold where it stopped happening. A simple project doesn't trigger
it, but a complex project almost always does, even when I carve down
the dependency tree. I'm hoping my debug log will help.

On 10/24/2016 06:21 PM, B. Henry wrote:
If you can't share the exact code, could you create a small sample
page that duplicates the issue?

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