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RE: potentially misinterpreted wording on label positioning

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <po@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 23:28:20 -0500
To: "'GL - WAI Guidelines WG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003c01bdf274$14f87fc0$1bfbfea9@gregg>
Actually we did mean on two lines

But the first one should read

o [239]immediately PRECEEDING OR following its control on the same line
                 (allowing more than one control/label per line).


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-----Original Message-----
From:	w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Al Gilman
Sent:	Wednesday, October 07, 1998 8:11 PM
To:	w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject:	potentially misinterpreted wording on label positioning


In Appendix C where it is talking about labels for form elements, it says

        15. A.12.4. For all form controls with labels, ensure that the
            label that is either:
               o [239]immediately following its control on the same line
                 (allowing more than one control/label per line).
               o or [240]on the line before the control (with only one
                 label and one control per line).

In the second list item [link 240] I would have taken this to mean
that the label is on one line, the control on the next.  That is
not what you mean.  I think that fewer people will be confused if
you just make it parallel with the first list item

               o or [240]on the same line but before the control (with
                 only one label and one control per line).

Actually, I would have listed this as the first choice...

Al
Received on Thursday, 8 October 1998 00:34:39 GMT

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