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Re: Using Form Elements for Pages only Intended for Printing

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 20:36:17 -0500
Message-ID: <000f01c19977$33a342e0$c2f20141@cp286066a>
To: <gdeering@acslink.net.au>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I always wondered why some of those forms didn't have submit
capabilities.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Deering" <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 8:33 PM
Subject: Using Form Elements for Pages only Intended for Printing


I'd like some feedback on the issue of using form elements for pages
only
intended for printing.

Quite often sites will produce pages whose only intention is for you to
be
able to print the form, fill it in, and either fax or post it.  Maybe
this
is an accessibility issue in itself.

This always catches me off guard, I often don't read the small print and
start filling in the form, and when I finally scroll to the bottom, and
find
no submit button I realize it was not intended as a submitable form.

My preference is to use standard markup for making print only forms and
use
any form elements at all.  What do others think?  Especially those of
you
who are visual impaired.

Geoff Deering
http://www.acslink.aone.net.au/gdeering/
Received on Wednesday, 9 January 2002 20:36:15 GMT

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