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RE: Forms and Labels problem

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 13:42:31 -0700
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To: "'Wendy A Chisholm'" <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>, josh@zafu.com
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
By labels do you mean the <label> tag?  Buttons by definition have labels,
the text inside of them.  TYPE=IMAGE buttons can have ALT text.  

Charles Oppermann
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		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Wendy A Chisholm [mailto:chisholm@trace.wisc.edu]
		Sent:	Tuesday, April 07, 1998 9:51 AM
		To:	josh@zafu.com
		Cc:	w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
		Subject:	Re: Forms and Labels problem

		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

		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
		>It is problematic to require people to associate LABELs
		><INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT> buttons and BUTTONs primarily because
		>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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