Issue 124360 - Writer: info about recorded changes not exposed via accessibility APIs
Summary: Writer: info about recorded changes not exposed via accessibility APIs
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: accessibility (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.0-dev
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: accessibility
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Blocks: winA11y
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Reported: 2014-03-05 07:23 UTC by James Teh
Modified: 2014-03-07 12:24 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description James Teh 2014-03-05 07:23:50 UTC
When document changes have been recorded (e.g. using Edit menu -> Changes -> Record), the presence of and information about these changes is not exposed via accessibility APIs. The type of change, author, date and perhaps the comment for the change should be exposed. The best way to do this is probably via text attributes.

1. Open a new Writer document.
2. Type the letter: a
3. Enable Edit menu -> Changes -> Record.
4. Type the letter: b
5. Retrieve the accessible for the paragraph and query the text attributes for offset 1.
Expected: The change type, author, date and perhaps comment should be among the included attributes.
Actual: No information is provided about the change.

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