aria-current state on an element indicates that this element represents the current item within a container or set of related elements.
When you have a group of related elements, such as several links in a breadcrumb or steps in a multi-step flow, with one element in the group styled differently from the others to indicate to the sighted user that this is the current element within its group, the
aria-current should be used to inform the assistive technology user what has been indicated via styling.
In a breadcrumb list, when a link within a set of pagination links is styled to indicate the user is currently on that page,
aria-current="page" should be set on that link. In a multi step based process with a step indicator such as a multi-page survey or a multi step checkout or registration process, when the current step icon is visually different to represent that it is the current step, that icon's container should have
aria-current="step" for assistive technology users who may not be able to "see" the visual difference.
aria-current attribute indicates the element on which it is set, to a value other than
false, represents the current item within a container or set of related elements. Only mark one element in a set of elements as current with
aria-current attribute accepts a limited list of values including
false. Any non-null string value not included in this list of enumerated values is treated as if
aria-current="true" were set, not the default
false value. If the attribute is not present, is an empty string, is present with no value, or is set to
aria-current="false" it is not exposed to the user.
The breadcrumb for the "current page" should have
aria-current="page" set on it.
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If the element representing the current page in the breadcrumb was not a link, the
aria-current is optional.
Represents the current page within a set of pages such as the link to the current document in a breadcrumb.
Represents the current step within a process such as the current step in an enumerated multi step checkout flow .
Represents the current location within an environment or context such as the image that is visually highlighted as the current component of a flow chart.
Represents the current date within a collection of dates such as the current date within a calendar.
Represents the current time within a set of times such as the current time within a timetable.
Represents the current item within a set.
Does not represent the current item within a set.
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