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RE: Form design - best practice

From: SHARPE, Ian <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 16:24:10 -0000
Message-ID: <FA94B04D5981D211B86800A0C9EA2841A34996@cames1.sema.co.uk>
To: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Didn't see that one comming!!:0)

Much as I would be heppy to do so I don't feel I have the knowledge
required. My knowledge of hardcore HTML HTML accessibility issues seems very
inadequate compared to others on the list (why I joined!). I just keep
things simple and it works for me but I don't think many screen reader users
have used any of my sites!! Most of it is common sense to me but as to when
to use div or span, labelling etc my knowledge is limited. 

If others are prepared to put their 10 euros worth in (don't think that
should be a problem) then I would be happy to create the pages and put them
together. A good starting point might be for me to just throw something (not
litterally) together and then ask people to tell me how it should be done? I
don't have any web space anywhere but i'm sure someone can point me at a
suitable host?

I work full time and swim about 4 hours a day excluding travel so no
promisses but will certainly kick something off. (Why do I get the feeling I
will regret saying that!!?)

I'm away until Monday after today so if you reply after close of play today
please bare with me until I get back.


-----Original Message-----
From: Scarlett Julian (ED) [mailto:Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk]
Sent: 16 January 2002 16:09
Subject: RE: Form design - best practice

No you are not crap  - or if you are then no more so than myself ;-)

Are you offering to put together one or are you asking for help in putting
such a resource together?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: SHARPE, Ian [mailto:Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 3:58 PM
> To: WAI (E-mail)
> Subject: Form design - best practice
> Having started following the recent thread on form problems 
> it seems to me
> that a form design best practice would signicantly help 
> promote and educate
> (me for one) accessiblity concerns. 
> I noted many good points relating to form design when I 
> followed the thread
> and feel this should not be wasted. After forms, forms are fairly
> universally used all the time and the discussion applies to 
> any form seeking
> to provide help. 
> An example form, including all the appropriate labeling of controls
> techniques, naming, use of access keys, alt text, layout, 
> explanations I
> feel would be a tremendous resource!! Could even provide 
> brief explanations
> of why each technique is used (reference to WCAG) as help?!!:-)
> Or am I just crap and one already exists in a very obvious place?!!
> Cheers
> Ian
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