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Re: Searching the list archives

From: <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 14:37:39 -0400
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF1AF2A61A.CA93144D-ON85256F10.0060F497-85256F10.006640BF@notesdev.ibm.com>
<wendy wrote>
Does Jaws ignore the label because it is an anchor?
It does have a label, here's the code:

<label><a href="
    http://www.w3.org/2002/02/mail-search-help#keywords">Search
    this list for</a> <input name="keywords" type="text" size="
    42" maxlength="100" value="" accesskey="f" /></label>
</wendy>


Both JAWS and WindowEyes do not handle implicit labels - control elements 
surrounded by the <label> tag.  These two screen readers only seem to 
acknowledge labels that are created with a for attribute specifically 
tying it to the id of the control.  The following works properly in 
WindowEyes but still causes problems for JAWS 4.51 so I suspect there are 
additional issues with the link being used as a label. 


<label for="keywords"><a href="
    http://www.w3.org/2002/02/mail-search-help#keywords">Search
    this list for</a> </label><input name="keywords" id="keywords" 
type="text" size="
    42" maxlength="100" value="" accesskey="f" />

-becky



Becky Gibson
Web Accessibility Architect
                                                       
IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
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