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forms problem

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 15:44:21 -0000
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700FE7AA16@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
We  are putting together an ecommerce web site, and want AA status.

On the ordering side, we have a form which requires filling.
For any entry field we need to be able to offer help text.
Base requirement is that forms screen remain 'available' as data is entered.

Options considered.
1. single help page, navigated to via links.
E.g. one form page, one associated help page.

Issues, end user getting lost, with inconsistant return path.

2. Pop up help window.
Issues. title text on a link (explaining that you will be taken to a new
page),
is not accessible without access technology scripting.
the pop up window itself is doubtful, even if focus is taken to that window.
Return paths may be confused with 'close this window' type operations.

We are getting stuck on this one.

What's the perceived solution please anyone? And does Xforms address it?

TIA, DaveP

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