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Re: 10.4 Re: Checkpoints 10.4 and 10.5

From: Steven McCaffrey <SMCCAFFR@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 08:33:13 -0400
Message-Id: <sb1601c7.015@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
To: <poehlman1@home.com>, <charles@w3.org>, <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
     I agree with David in that it is still an issue.  The consequence is
that I will hear only "Edit" but will not know what type of information is requested.

Steve McCaffrey
Information Technology Services
>>> "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com> 05/31/01 07:49AM >>>
it is still an issue although many have solved it.  even though you have
to rub the text out, it is best to have something telling you where to
write because some renderings still confuse labels with edit boxes.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
To: "Graham Oliver" <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 9:31 PM
Subject: 10.4 Re: Checkpoints 10.4 and 10.5

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
Content Accessibility Guidelines group to address this question as fast


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.
Received on Thursday, 31 May 2001 08:36:14 UTC

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