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[Bug 13549] 4.10.18 associating form elements with forms that do not contain them can cause navigation problems for AT and keyboard users

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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:50:12 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #5 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2012-01-13 00:50:11 UTC ---
There's definitely ways to build them without this feature. Just have the
server check which button was pressed, and act accordingly, or put the forms
after each other. That's what people do now (e.g. this very page does that — it
has the bug form in the middle and search forms at the top and bottom). It
makes maintenance difficult. Sometimes people split the other form into an
entirely separate page, e.g. the way that the "Add an attachment" feature above
opens a separate page instead of being done inline.

I don't see why the form="" feature would have any implications on
accessibility. Users already have to deal with content intermixed with other
content (e.g. ads, sidebars, etc). There's nothing particularly special about
AT users here — visual users have to deal with pages with mixed content too.

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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: no new information since comment 2

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