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WCAG 2 Techniques 06/11 draft: F82, F86 and H65

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:12:38 -0700 (PDT)
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Refer to:
H65: Using the title attribute to identify form controls when the label element           cannot be used
 F82: Failure of Success Criterion 3.3.2 by visually formatting a set of phone number fields but not including a text label
F86: Failure of Success Criterion 4.1.2 due to not providing names for each part of a multi-part form field, such as a US telephone number

Comment 1:
Will F82 not be considered a failure if H65 is employed? i.e. title attribute is used? 
Whenever H65 is used ... because visible label association is not possible it would always be a failure of SC 3.3.2 that requires visible labels. Yet one overlooks SC 3.3.2 if H65 is used, right?
One could use :
<fieldset>
<legend>Phone# (*)</legend> // visible text
<input type="text" title="Area code" />
<input type="text" title="Next 3 digits" />
<input type="text" title="Last 4 digits" />

</fieldset>

Comment 2:
Why are multi part fields  singled out by  F86 for absence of name attribute?
Note: H91 says the associated label or title serves  as name for INPUT element.
Sailesh Panchang
Received on Monday, 10 October 2011 17:13:07 GMT

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