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RE: Forms

From: Robert B. Yonaitis <ryonaitis@hisoftware.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 09:33:19 -0400
To: "'Bill Mason'" <w3c@accessibleinter.net>, <angela.hilton@umist.ac.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <021001c334d5$04979ff0$010010ac@Q45>

FYI: The Alt is Valid on a form

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/forms.html


<!-- attribute name required for all but submit and reset -->
<!ELEMENT INPUT - O EMPTY              -- form control -->
<!ATTLIST INPUT
  %attrs;                              -- %coreattrs, %i18n, %events --
  type        %InputType;    TEXT      -- what kind of widget is needed --
  name        CDATA          #IMPLIED  -- submit as part of form --
  value       CDATA          #IMPLIED  -- Specify for radio buttons and
checkboxes --
  checked     (checked)      #IMPLIED  -- for radio buttons and check boxes
--
  disabled    (disabled)     #IMPLIED  -- unavailable in this context --
  readonly    (readonly)     #IMPLIED  -- for text and passwd --
  size        CDATA          #IMPLIED  -- specific to each type of field --
  maxlength   NUMBER         #IMPLIED  -- max chars for text fields --
  src         %URI;          #IMPLIED  -- for fields with images --
  alt         CDATA          #IMPLIED  -- short description --
  usemap      %URI;          #IMPLIED  -- use client-side image map --
  ismap       (ismap)        #IMPLIED  -- use server-side image map --
  tabindex    NUMBER         #IMPLIED  -- position in tabbing order --
  accesskey   %Character;    #IMPLIED  -- accessibility key character --
  onfocus     %Script;       #IMPLIED  -- the element got the focus --
  onblur      %Script;       #IMPLIED  -- the element lost the focus --
  onselect    %Script;       #IMPLIED  -- some text was selected --
  onchange    %Script;       #IMPLIED  -- the element value was changed --
  accept      %ContentTypes; #IMPLIED  -- list of MIME types for file upload
--
  >

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Bill Mason
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 4:47 AM
To: angela.hilton@umist.ac.uk; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Forms



At 01:33 AM 6/17/2003, Angela K Hilton wrote:
>   <input type="text" name="lastname" accesskey="L" tabindex="1"
> id="lastname"
>alt="Last Name">
>
>I am also having trouble getting the alt tag to work.

There is no such thing as an ALT attribute on a text input tag.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
w3c@accessibleinter.net
http://www.accessibleinter.net/ 
Received on Tuesday, 17 June 2003 09:25:53 GMT

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