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using a form field for terms & conditions

From: Quinn, Anthony <anthonyq@testingcentre.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 15:42:56 +1000
Message-ID: <E04829959D1DD511ABEE0000C54F1ECBA6795A@mailman.accessonline.com.au>
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Hi All,

I've seen a few sites that use a form field to contain terms and conditions.
I suppose the assumption is that the terms and conditions are basically a
form in that they typically end with the user clicking an "accept" button.

This seems like a clunky way to handle this. I would have thought an HTML
text page with an "Accept" button (possibly even as an image) would be
simpler.

So, I'm wondering which is better from an accessibility perspective: the
form approach or the HTML text page. Assuming that the form is correctly
coded of course.

Cheers
Anthony

Anthony Quinn
Interaction Design & Accessibility Specialist
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