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[#912] label positioning

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 14:22:02 -0400
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To: "WAI GL \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

The following is a proposal for HTML techniques. I will implement the proposal in a draft unless there is objection from the group. There will still be room for debate of the proposal in the context of the next draft.

Issue 912 [1] suggests a technique to position labels for form controls in a predictable position with respect to the control. Since this is a WCAG 1.0 guideline [2] I think we need to speak to this in HTML techniques. I propose we create this technique as a placeholder. We may then decide to debate whether we still require it, and if so how this technique should relate to other techniques such as using the LABEL element (e.g., does label positioning only matter if LABEL is not used?).

[1] http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=912
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/#tech-unassociated-labels

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