Broken aria-activedescendant ID reference Web Standard


The value of aria-activedescendant must either refer to a descendant element, or be accompanied by an aria-owns attribute.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Change history

  • 6.50 Oct 2023 Now triggers ARIA 1.2 conformance error.
  • 5.8 Mar 2015 Fixed false positive.
  • 5.2 May 2013 Now allows association via aria-owns.
  • 5.0 Oct 2012 Added.

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Rule ID: W3cHtml5AriaActiveDescendant