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Status: Fixed
Closed: Aug 2016
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OS: Windows
Pri: 3
Type: Bug

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header element not exposed in acc tree when child of sectioning element

Project Member Reported by, Jul 15 2016 Back to list

Issue description

Version: 51
OS: windows 10

What steps will reproduce the problem?
(1) go to
(2) in TEST HD-002 attempt to view <header> element in accessibility tree

What is the expected output?

<header> that is child of sectioning content is exposed 

What do you see instead?
<header> is omitted from acc tree

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Comment 1 by, Jul 22 2016

Components: -Blink>HTML UI>Accessibility
Status: Assigned
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Comment 3 by, Aug 11 2016

The following revision refers to this bug:

commit 47b9be5bfce50b7df582dade75f9102fb9599bbb
Author: nektar <>
Date: Thu Aug 11 23:50:49 2016

Added support for header and footer inside other sections, according to HTML API Mappings 1.0.

One of the criteria on
BUG= 628533
TESTED=browser tests, manually with tests provided by

Cr-Commit-Position: refs/heads/master@{#411452}


Comment 4 by, Aug 12 2016

Status: Fixed

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