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Re: label across /td

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 17:11:55 -0500 (EST)
To: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Cc: Aaron Smith <aaron@gwmicro.com>, WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.40.0302131707570.12217-100000@ns1.seeto.com>

> I think the question was
> whether the labels would be associated properly in the context of code
> below.

Yes, or something even as schematically easy as this:

<tr>
<td><label for="firstname">First name</label></td>
<td><input id="firstname"></td>
</tr>

You see this all the time on *cough* real-world *cough* Web sites--
form "label" right next to form control, as created by tabular
layout.

According to the spec, it's supposed to "work." How it works in
graphical browsers is one issue, but I am wondering if it actually
really and truly works in screen readers.

-- 

  Joe Clark  |  joeclark@joeclark.org
  Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
  <http://joeclark.org/access/> | <http://joeclark.org/book/>
Received on Thursday, 13 February 2003 17:13:40 GMT

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