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Fw: Your comments on my guide doc for GL 2.5 Level 2 SC 1

From: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 14:22:29 -0500
To: public-wcag-teamc@w3.org
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Meant to copy this to the list for posterity.....


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                                       Your comments on my guide doc for   
                                       GL 2.5 Level 2 SC 1                 


I have some questions about your comments on my guide doc from last week:

If I have a form where some fields are required, some aren't and some have
specific input/format requirements, it seems that situations A, B and C
would all apply. Is this clear from the instructions?

The instructions say "Select the situation(s) below that match your
content." Is it not clear from this statement that you should choose all
situations that apply to your form?

Also, I'm not sure I understand the distinction between situation A and B.
If any field is required, isn't it the case that situation B would also
apply and a general text message could be provided that met this?

You're right. I originally had this as only one situtation but the wording
was a little different and I thought I had a loophole for forms where "all"
fields are required. I have reworded this to one scenario as follows:

Situation A: If a form contains fields for which information from the user
is mandatory:

- Provide a text message when any of the mandatory information has not been
provided. The text message must either identify the mandatory fields or
describe the method used to identify the mandatory fields.

Do you think this adequately covers the case of a form that has either all
required fields or some required and some optional?

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