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Re: [techs] Alt Text Tests 192 and 195

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 16:27:15 -0500
Message-ID: <03f301c50580$23578c20$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: "Michael Cooper" <michaelc@watchfire.com>, "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>


Thanks for the helpful summary of INPUT labels.

I agree that INPUT elements should be labeled using the mechanism you

> Therefore I consider it an open question whether image
> submit, standard submit, and reset buttons require labels.
> My proposal would be that they not be required, but if
> provided they be required to pass quality tests.
There were complaints about the WCAG1 because it did not address all
barriers reported by people with disabilities. (I'm thinking of the brouhaha
over the DRC report.) We know that poor form control labels are a barrier.
Shouldn't we address this problem and require labels with quality tests?

> Then, we argue about what the quality tests are.
Yes, let's agree on whether the labels are required first.


Michael's summary for form labels:
> * INPUT type of "image" gets its label from the "alt" attribute
> * INPUT type of "submit" or "reset" gets its label from the "value"
> * INPUT type of "hidden" does not require a label
> * INPUT type of anything else gets its label from a LABEL element
> * The "title" attribute can be used on any of these but is not the primary
label mechanism.
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