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Re: aria alternative for fieldset legend

From: James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:24:34 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <934816e3-21d3-4c4e-bc1a-3571ab0d2750@default>
To: <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <jared@webaim.org>

You can also use role=group which is the more direct mapping to fieldset/legend in a more generic situation where you can have controls of different types within the group. 

<p id="question">I am the question text?</p> 
<div role="group" aria-labelledby="question"> 
<input ... > 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: adam.solomon2@gmail.com 
To: jared@webaim.org 
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org 
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 7:51:18 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: Re: aria alternative for fieldset legend 

Thanks - that's what I was looking for 

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Jared Smith < jared@webaim.org > wrote: 

If a higher level description of the radio button group is not 
present, then there's no need for a fieldset/legend. As you note, all 
would be at the same disadvantage. 

If a visible 'legend' is present and fieldset/legend markup is not 
possible, you could use the ARIA radiogroup role with a label that 
references this legend text. This should function identical to its 
HTML equivalent. 

<p id="question">I am the question text?</p> 
<div role="radiogroup" aria-labelledby="question"> 
<input ... > 

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