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Clarify G167

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 10:03:34 -0500
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G167: Using an adjacent button to label the purpose of a field
G167 is documented as a sufficient technique for SC3.3.2  - Labels or
Instructions.
As I understand this technique, it is alright for a text input field, (say
for search-phrase), not to have a label or title  to explicitly identify the
purpose of the field so long as the search button placed after it is
properly labeled.   Is this interpretation correct?
So a screen reader user is expected to tab to next control, exercise
judgment to determine if the label associated  with that control can be
related to the earlier control? 
The note  that requires compliance with 4.1.2 is not clear. Perhaps an HTML
example might help.
Thanks,
Sailesh Panchang
Accessibility Services Manager (Web and Software)
Deque Systems Inc. (www.deque.com)
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite #140,
Reston VA 20191
Phone: 703-225-0380 (ext 105)
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
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