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Action item: Phone number example

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 12:10:01 -0400
Message-ID: <463B5AD9.2030108@w3.org>
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Here is my action item on phone number format example 
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2007/05/03-wai-wcag-minutes.html#item11>, 
which has been approved by Sean. Here's my proposed revision:

    A U.S. phone number separates the area code, exchange, and number
    into three fields. Parentheses surround the area code field, and a
    dash separates the exchange and number fields. While the punctuation
    provides visual clues to those familiar with the U.S. telephone
    number format, the punctuation is not sufficient to label the
    fields. The single "Phone number" label also cannot label all three
    fields. To address this, the three fields are grouped in a
    <fieldset> with the <legend> "Phone number". Visual labels for the
    fields (beyond the punctuation) cannot be provided in the design, so
    invisible labels are provided with the "title" attribute to each of
    the three fields. The value of this attribute for the three fields
    are, respectively, "Area Code", "Exchange", and "Number".

Michael
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Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
Information Page <http://www.w3.org/People/cooper/>


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Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
Information Page <http://www.w3.org/People/cooper/>
Received on Friday, 4 May 2007 16:10:10 GMT

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