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Re: another forms question

From: Michelle Podd <mpodd@iqnetcom.com>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 10:12:44 -0400
Message-ID: <003c01c1fdac$eaf82de0$6600a8c6@iqnetcom.local>
To: "WAI \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I'm not sure exactly what you mean. I can't seem to find form examples where
title is used. I've copied the code from one of the table rows and added the
title attribute the to input tag. Is this what you mean?

<td headers="t1">Monday May 13, 2002 AM</td>
<td headers="t2"><label for="S27.57">$27.57</label></td>
<td headers="t3"><input type="radio" name="PRODUCT_ID" id="S27.57"
title="delivery Monday May 13, 2002 AM" ></td>

Joe Clark pointed out that the label and id values have to start with a
letter so I've added that change as well to the example above.

Thanks to both of you for your feedback.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Thatcher" <jim@jimthatcher.com>
To: "Michelle Podd" <mpodd@iqnetcom.com>; "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 5:12 PM
Subject: RE: another forms question

> I think you have done it correctly. The LABEL element works for me with
> Window-Eyes and HPR giving the cost of each shipping option (I didn't try
> JFW). One can argue that this is not adequate information and you need
> the timing and the cost. In that case, given the tabular structure, you
> could use the title attribute on the input elements to specify their
> "prompt," rather than the LABEL.
> Jim
> Accessibility Consulting
> http://jimthatcher.com
> 512-306-0931
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Michelle Podd
> Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 11:43 AM
> To: WAI (E-mail)
> Subject: another forms question
> I have a form inside a data table. The code in question is part of our
> shopping cart and is located at
> http://www.iqnetcom.com/validate/canpost.htm. The user is given a list of
> shipping costs based on different delivery dates and asked to choose one.
> The table is organized into 3 columns in the following order: date, price,
> select  with all the proper data table markup.
> I've put a label tag around the price and the id for it in the input tag
> the appropriate radio button.
> Some JAWS users report not being able to access the date in forms mode and
> others report not being able to tell which radio button goes with which
> price. They seem to think that the radio button is on a different line
> the price when they are in the same row.
> How do I code this so that all the information that is needed to make a
> decision is "seen" by a screen reader? The information has to stay in this
> table data format.
> thanks,
> Michelle Podd
> Web Designer
Received on Friday, 17 May 2002 10:12:46 UTC

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