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Re: feedback on 4.10.4.2.8 The pattern attribute

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 21:00:22 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80904151300i1eb19ce5uee7c1bcaa5b92fdd@mail.gmail.com>
To: jgraham@opera.com
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
james,

i suggest providing the information in text, as content of the input's
associated label element.

 >But it is not obvious that solution is better than the one in the
> spec.
why is it not obvious that an authoring practice that involves no
implementation changes and ensures the information is available to all
by default, is not a better solution?

regards
steve


2009/4/15  <jgraham@opera.com>:
> Quoting Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>:
>
>> Anne wrote:
>>>
>>> Isn't the idea of new features that implementations have to change as
>>> well?
>>
>> It is not a question of the implementations changing, the question is,
>> has this author conformance requirement been thought out in terms of
>> what is the best way for AT to provide this information, I don't think
>> it has.
>
> So given that there is a need for authors to provide hints on the allowed
> values of form controls and that it must be both available to those who use
> AT and those who do not, what would you suggest as a better solution for
> providing a hint as to the allowed values of the input element? It seems
> like the "simplest thing that could possibly work" solution is to provide no
> guidance here and assume that authors will place the relevant hints in the
> main content of the page and in the region of the control (maybe even in the
> label). But it is not obvious that solution is better than the one in the
> spec.
>
>



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Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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