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10.4 Re: Checkpoints 10.4 and 10.5

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 21:31:32 -0400 (EDT)
To: Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0105302129580.6049-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi Graham,

the rationale for this one was that there were assistive technology and
browser combinations that would skip over empty form controls. I am not
certain, but I believe that this is no longer an issue. I will ask the Web
Content Accessibility Guidelines group to address this question as fast as


Charles McCN

On Thu, 31 May 2001, Graham Oliver wrote:

  Checkpoint 10.4 states
  'Until user agents handle empty controls correctly,
  include default, place-holding characters in edit
  boxes and text areas.'

  Can anyone give me an indication of the usability
  consequences of not putting defaults into edit boxes.
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