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Element: ariaSort property

The ariaSort property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-sort attribute, which indicates if items in a table or grid are sorted in ascending or descending order.

Value

A string with one of the following values:

"ascending"

Items are sorted in ascending order by this column.

"descending"

Items are sorted in descending order by this column.

"none"

There is no defined sort applied to the column.

"other"

A sort algorithm other than ascending or descending has been applied.

Examples

In this example the aria-sort attribute on the element with an ID of role-heading is set to "none". Using ariaSort we update the value to "ascending".

<table
  id="semantic-table"
  role="table"
  aria-label="Semantic Elements"
  aria-describedby="semantic_elements_table_desc"
  aria-rowcount="100">
  <caption id="semantic_elements_table_desc">
    Semantic Elements to use instead of ARIA's roles
  </caption>
  <thead role="rowgroup">
    <tr role="row">
      <th
        role="columnheader"
        id="role-heading"
        aria-sort="none"
        aria-rowindex="1"
        aria-colindex="1">
        ARIA Role
      </th>
      <th
        role="columnheader"
        id="element-heading"
        aria-sort="none"
        aria-rowindex="1">
        Semantic Element
      </th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  <tbody role="rowgroup">
    <tr role="row">
      <td role="cell" aria-rowindex="11">header</td>
      <td role="cell" aria-rowindex="11">h1</td>
    </tr>
    <tr role="row">
      <td role="cell" aria-rowindex="16">header</td>
      <td role="cell" aria-rowindex="16">h6</td>
    </tr>
    <tr role="row">
      <td role="cell" aria-rowindex="18">rowgroup</td>
      <td role="cell" aria-rowindex="18">thead</td>
    </tr>
    <tr role="row">
      <td role="cell" aria-rowindex="24">term</td>
      <td role="cell" aria-rowindex="24">dt</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
let el = document.getElementById("role-heading");
console.log(el.ariaSort); // none
el.ariaSort = "ascending";
console.log(el.ariaSort); // ascending

Specifications

Browser compatibility

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See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Element/ariaSort