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#38759 reviewing defect (bug)

Accessibility glitch when editing an embedded video

Reported by: Presskopp Owned by: joemcgill
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.9
Component: Media Keywords: needs-patch has-screenshots
Focuses: accessibility Cc:


to reproduce: make a new page and enter video shortcode for embedding a video like

[video src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF8bGYks-bk"]

in text mode. Switch to Visual Mode, click to edit the video.

Above the URL of the video will be an area (titled SRC) where you have a mouse pointer like if it was a link, but it isn't. See screenshot..

The label "SRC" is hardcoded in \wp-includes\media-template.php L.1044/1127

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Change History (8)

#1 @joemcgill
9 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Media
  • Focuses accessibility added

Thanks @Presskopp is this new to Trunk or is this reproducible in the current stable version of WP (4.6.1) as well?

#2 @joemcgill
9 months ago

  • Owner set to joemcgill
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

#3 @Presskopp
9 months ago

same in 4.6.1

#4 @joemcgill
9 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
  • Version trunk deleted

Thanks for confirming. Since this isn't a regression, let's look at this in a future release.

#5 @lukecavanagh
9 months ago


Confirmed the issue is reproducible in 4.7-beta3-39201.

#6 @afercia
9 months ago

  • Keywords has-screenshots added
  • Version set to 3.9

SRC is just the label for the input field. In other places, for example the attachments browser, a similar field has a URL label and the field is readonly but not disabled. This allows, at least, to copy and select the URL:


I'd suggest to rename the label and make the field (also the other ones for additional sources) enabled and readonly.

An additional a11y issue here is that, inside the label, there's also the button to remove the video source. This button should be moved out from the label.

Side note: I think this was added in [27411] and the buttons later.

Last edited 8 months ago by afercia (previous) (diff)
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