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RE: Netscape

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 09:47:28 -0500 (EST)
To: Harry Woodrow <harrry@email.com>
cc: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>, "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201150946350.20590-100000@tux.w3.org>
No, because then people who are looking at the page visually (not reading alt
text by default) will miss out.

cheers

Chaals

On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Harry Woodrow wrote:

  would another possible way around this be to use a small placeholder image
  and use the ALT tag of this to convey the required information.  I know it
  is not an elegant solution but may be better than nothing.

  Harry Woodrow

  -----Original Message-----
  From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
  Behalf Of Charles McCathieNevile
  Sent: Tuesday, 15 January 2002 9:47 PM
  To: RUST Randal
  Cc: WAI (E-mail)
  Subject: Re: Netscape


  Well, it is possible to make a site that is accessible to people who use
  browsers appropriate to their needs.

  Having some text easily associated with a form control for example becuase
  it goes something like

  label for a button [button]
  or another one [button]

  please enter your name [text-entry]

  tick here for spam [checkbox]

  is a start. It can be improved if the text in each case is a label element.
  That won't help people who use Netscape 4, or people who are just looking at
  the screen and using a Mouse and IE6. But it won't make it less accessible
  for those people, and will make it more accessible for people who use a
  browser that does do something with the label element.

  In general, if you can't work out how something can be made accessible, try
  thinking about whether there are things that make it inaccessible, and
  whether those things can be changed. It isn't a perfect solution, but it is
  a
  simple way to get another lot of answers to questions.

  Cheers

  Chaals

  On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, RUST Randal wrote:

    If Netscape doesn't support the <label> tag, then how is it possible to
    create a form that is accessible?

    Randal Rust
    Senior Consultant
    Covansys, Inc.


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Location: 21 Mitchell street FOOTSCRAY Vic 3011, Australia
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