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Re: Forms and Labels problem

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 11:51:23 -0500
Message-Id: <199804071650.LAA10013@trace.wisc.edu>
To: josh@zafu.com
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Do you think that if a control does not have a label that an author might
create one to satisfy the recommendation?  If so, we might want to include
a submit button with out a label in the example and follow it with a
statement along the lines of:

  This guideline does not apply to controls that do not have labels such as
submit buttons and hidden controls.
(or in the positive:  This guideline only applies to controls that have
labels and not to controls such as submit buttons and hidden controls).

However, since we don't require every control to have a label, it might not
be a problem.   it's perfectly clear to me <smile>


At 11:06 AM 4/7/98 , Josh Krieger wrote:
>In regards to: 10.2. Explicitly associate labels with their control.
>It is problematic to require people to associate LABELs with
><INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT> buttons and BUTTONs primarily because these
>controls often have no text to associate with them. Should
>we be requiring empty LABELs or none at all?
>There is also the sly <INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN> which shouldn't
>be required to have a LABEL associated with it.
>Josh Krieger
wendy chisholm
human factors engineer
trace research and development center
university of wisconsin - madison, USA
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