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Re: positioning labels

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 21:08:20 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
At 2000-08-22 14:11-0400, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>Hello,
>
>The ER group is working on Techniques for Accessibility Evaluation and 
>Repair Tools (AERT) document. What do you think of the following 
>suggestions for where to place labels in relationship to form controls to 
>satisfy Checkpoint 10.2 (Until user agents support explicit associations 
>between labels and form controls, for all form controls with implicitly 
>associated labels, ensure that the label is properly positioned.)
>
>1. Labels for radio buttons and checkboxes should appear after the radio 
>button or checkbox. For example: [checkbox] oranges, [checkbox] apples.

Another case:

Alternatives if more than one may be selected: [select] oranges [select] 
apples.

>2. Labels for text fields appear before the text field. For example: last 
>name [text area].
>3. Labels for groups of any form control should appear before the group. 
>For example: choose a city [radio button] Boston [radio button] Madison.
>
>If this is agreeable then I will add this to the section on Forms in the 
>HTML Techniques for WCAG document.
>
>Thanks
>--wendy

Regards/Harvey
Received on Tuesday, 22 August 2000 21:58:14 GMT

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