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Re: LC 654: failure due to omitting form labels

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 14:18:31 +0200
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At 13:53 28/06/2006, Becky Gibson wrote:
>The technique looks good.  The only concern I have is that this failure
>conflicts with sufficient technique H65 which allows the use of title to
>label form elements.  Do we need to include the use of the title attribute
>in the test?

Hmm, I didn't take a close look at H65.
What if I modified the description and the test procedure to say the following:

"The objective of this technique is to describe a failure that occurs when
no label elements are used to explicitly associate a form control with a
label<ins> where the visual design allows the use of labels</ins>."

"For all input elements of type text, file or password, for all textareas
and for all select elements in the Web unit:

<ins>1. check that the visual design allows the use of labels;</ins>
2. if step 1 is true, check that there is a label element with at least
one printable character before the input element;
3. if step 1 is true, check that the for attribute of the label element
matches the id of the input element.

Expected Result:
If step 2 or 3 is false, then this failure condition applies and the
content fails the success criterion.

>Also, in the test, I don't think we should  require that the
>label is before the input field.

Does that mean that technique H44 shouldn't require that either?



Christophe Strobbe
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