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RE: Searching the list archives

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 14:46:28 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A03318225@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Becky Gibson wrote:
<[JMS] blockqutoe> <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" /> 

[JMS] </blockquote>
In JAWS 5.10, Becky's code yields the following: ctrl+ins+home jumps me
into the edit control and speaks the label, but does not report the
link. However, the link appears in the links list (ins+F7) and the label
appears in the Select a Form Field dialog (Ins+F5).
 
Interestingly (?), if I just tab (I put the form on a page all by
itself), pressing tab once reads me the label and pressing it again
reads me the link.
 
Wonders never cease.
John
Received on Wednesday, 15 September 2004 19:46:29 UTC

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