Skip button not automatically focused while using HTML5 SDK in a webview

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Mar 26, 2024, 9:07:22 AMMar 26
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We are trying to play google ima ads using html5 SDK in a webview.

When we load a skippable ad, we see the focus is not automatically going to the SKIP button when it's visible even though the webview is in focus. 

We have to press the down button to manually move the focus from webview parent window to the skip button.

We want to know if this is the expected behaviour.

If yes, is it safe to check for the skip button element in DOM (say via aria-label) on the skippable state change event and then set focus to the element programmatically?

Do let us know. Thanks in advance.


Mar 26, 2024, 3:08:48 PMMar 26


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