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Re: Mandatory field labelling

From: Chris Croome <chris@webarchitects.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 18:29:14 +0000
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020321182913.GF20083@webarchitects.co.uk>
Hi

On Thu 21-Mar-2002 at 02:09:35 -0000, Tom James wrote:
> 
> How about using an _image_ of an asterix to mark the mandatory field,
> but setting the alt attribute to "Mandatory: " or something similar? 

Yuck, images ;-)

Perhaps this:

  <strong title="Mandatory field.">*</strong>

But I'm not sure if JAWS recognises title attributes on anything other
than links? So perhaps a link should be used (linking to an explanation
of mandatory perhaps):

  <a href="#mandatory" title="Mandatory Field.">*</a>

Chris

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