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Re: forms problem

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 07:15:59 -0500
Message-ID: <003201c19dbe$655ee730$c2f20141@cp286066a>
To: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>, <snip@hellbusch.de>, <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
in that case, onclick would be a joy and many other things would be
solved.  From my years of use on the web and with forms in particular, I
find the little examples spread through out the form to be quite
helpful.  This can even be suplemented with a little tutorial on how to
fill out the form that people can look at before they fill out the form
as many times as they wish.  you can put the tutorial into several
formats one of them being flash so that the graphical user can take full
advantage of it.  In some ways, this is an intrieguing question as it
brings up a whole host of other questions that we have discussed in some
form or another on this list before.  This is a situation which is going
to cause problems or dissatisfaction for some no matter what you do so
what can be done to minimize access barriers?  The answer is that if a
help is required, treat it like help.  On this page, there is a form.
to recieve instructions on filling in this form, go to the help page and
then return to fill in the form.  the form can link to the help page and
vice versa and have little examples through it so that the swift don't
have to slow down too much.

----- Original Message -----
From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
To: <snip@hellbusch.de>; <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>;
<w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 3:43 AM
Subject: RE: forms problem


> > 3. A long version of the form in which fields are interleaved with
> > documentation.
>
> That is something which causes (sometimes great) difficulties for the
> partially sighted. But it is in tendancy a lot of text, I should think
> making some other people impatient ... it is in a way in
> conflict with WAI's "clear navigation".

What's that saying about 'some of
the people some of the time'.

OK which is better / worse.
Confused by navigational techniques, or annoyed by verbose help
only needed by some people?

My perspective would be to annoy the swift folk (as little as possible).

Regards DaveP

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