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RE: Form and label element association

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 16:02:24 +0100 (MET)
To: "lisa seeman" <seeman@netvision.net.il>
Cc: john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <30966.1071068544@www39.gmx.net>

> [...] I think it would be legitimate to use the title attribute on
> the <input> element to prompt the user *before* she or he tabs to the
> Search button.

<snip />

> What if the place holding text for the text box read "enter search text
> here"

First, John meant use of the title attribute (which IMO is the better
solution) not of place holding text, CMIIW. Second, I rather recommend to say
'enter search text' than 'enter search text here', since 'here' is unnecessary to
say (as is to use 'click here').


Jens Meiert
Interface Architect

Received on Wednesday, 10 December 2003 10:02:26 UTC

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