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RE: FAQ Re: Mixing Tables and Forms

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 10:35:20 -0500 (EST)
To: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
cc: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201310859420.4512-100000@tux.w3.org>
Yep.

Another possiblity (it is an "until user agents" checkpoint in WCAG 1.0 is to
include text in the input itself, for textfields:

<input type="text" value="0hours" ...

so in lynx you get

  0hours_______________

as a text input line.

You probably should also use some helpful information, laid out to come
before the input or after it, in a reasonably regular way, and identified
with a label element. THis will help people who are using the system visually
and are unlikely to see the title attribute value, and will work on systems
that do implement accoridng to specification.

<label for="#hoursAttended">Hours attended <input... /></label>

or in a table

<td><label for="#hoursAttended">Hours attended</td><td><input...

(perhaps the first cell in the column is a heading, scoped for the two cell
row...)

cheers

Chaals

On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, RUST Randal wrote:

  Unfortunately, the page that is referenced by the URL given in Jim
  Thatcher's example is no longer there, so I'm not sure how the code is
  supposed to be written.

  Is the following correct?

  ----------
  <input type="text" id="hoursAttended" name="hoursAttended" title="Input the
  number of hours the child attended this month." />
  ----------

  Thanks,

  Randal


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