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Re: 3.2.4 Consistent Identification Technique

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 02:57:26 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0810020257s54b1bc61p1314cb5407f1a71d@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Andi Snow-Weaver" <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Sorry, updating our Editor's versions of the documents is running behind.

We decided to revise this section of the document last week, and David took
an action item to draft the technique "Using labels, names, and text
alternatives consistently for content that has the same functionality"

http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2008/09/25-wai-wcag-minutes.html#item11


On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 9:03 PM, Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>wrote:

> 3.2.4 only has one sufficient technique. It says
>
> 1. Using consistent labels, names, and text alternatives for content that
> has the same functionality.
> * H44: Using label elements to associate text labels with form controls
> (HTML)
> * H65: Using the title attribute to identify form controls when the label
> element cannot be used (HTML)
>
> There is no technique for "using consistent labels, names, and text
> alternatives for content that has the same functionality". The two HTML
> techniques (44 and 65) just describe how to use label elements and title
> elements. So there is no test procedure for determining if you have met the
> success criterion.
>
> There is a failure technique though that describes how to test for failure
> of this success criterion.
>
> Do we really mean to have a provision that we can't describe how to meet
> but only how to fail?
>
> Andi
>
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