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Axe Core 4.8

Interactive controls must not be nested

Screen readers do not announce nested interactive controls.

Screen readers do not notify focusable components with interactive control ancestors (any element that accepts user input, such as buttons or anchor elements) and they produce an empty tab stop. In other words, even if you tab to the element, the screen reader won’t say its name, function, or status.

What this Accessibility Rule Checks

Ensure that no focusable child elements are present in any interactive controls.

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