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RE: label across /td

From: Paul Bohman <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 15:56:55 -0700
To: "'Paul Bohman'" <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>, "'Joe Clark'" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "'Matt May'" <mcmay@w3.org>
Cc: "'Aaron Smith'" <aaron@gwmicro.com>, "'WAI-IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002701c2d3b3$34ca8710$ef117b81@Spot>

In fact, the form label works beautifully even if the label is separated by
a ton of other stuff. You could put the label at the top of the page, then
100 paragraphs of text, 50 images, and 15 other form elements and labels if
you wanted to , then, finally, the corresponding form element at the bottom
of the page(not that I would recommend it). 

When you tab through the form elements, the correct label is read with the
correct form element.

However, when you listen to the page in linear format, nothing special
happens. (And if the label were really that distant from its corresponding
form element, this would, of course, be confusing, because the label would
be read WAY before the form element.) 

Paul Bohman
Technology Coordinator
WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind)
www.webaim.org
Center for Persons with Disabilities
www.cpd.usu.edu
Utah State University
www.usu.edu 


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Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 3:32 PM
To: 'Joe Clark'; 'Matt May'
Cc: 'Aaron Smith'; 'WAI-IG'
Subject: RE: label across /td



I can verify that it works, really and truly, with JAWS 4.5 and Home Page
Reader 3.0 on Windows XP, IE 6. I don't have immediate access to other
screen readers or versions at the moment.
Received on Thursday, 13 February 2003 17:58:03 GMT

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