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Re: Label-for inadequate (was RE: 10.4 Re: Checkpoints 10.4 and 10.5

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 01:24:47 -0400
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFC09C84BF.2213CA93-ON86256A5E.001D7FFC@raleigh.ibm.com >
Charles mentioned :
> ... each label has to point to a single field (and there is some
> behaviour defined that means this makes sense).

But what is that behavior?  If HEADERS can do it, why can't LABEL FOR
attribute do it?  I 'm not sure I even can imagine a problem with the
contents of the LABEL element containing more than one INPUT element. Am I
missing something? Might there even be a spec [1] editing problem, meaning
that it should have said that each control can only have one unique id, not
one label?

> this shouldn't work, except that it makes the tabindex messy.

I thought TABINDEX just stopped at each control, not at each label, so it
would always stop at each text entry field regardless of how many labels
each field had or didn't have.

[1] HTML 4.01 Label http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#h-17.9

Phill Jenkins,
IBM Research Division - Accessibility Center
11501 Burnet Rd,  Austin TX  78758    http://www.ibm.com/able
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