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RE: Forms and Struts Question

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 15:54:46 -0500
To: Lubow Scott <lubow_scott@bah.com>, w3c <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Use "styleid" rather than "id" for form controls associated with a <label>.
"id" has a different meaning in struts. the struts docs say to use "styleid"
when it is parsed the html output will be "id" and assistive technology will
see everything as correct and use the label information.

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From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Lubow Scott
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 3:34 PM
To: w3c
Subject: Forms and Struts Question



Hi Everyone,
I am having a problem with Forms and Struts for compliance.
Here is an example of what I am trying to do with the struts <html:text>

tag. The following code is what we have in the login.jsp file.

	<tr background="<%=root%>/images/color_lt_blue.gif">
		<td width="32%" align="right" class="body" scope="row"><LABEL
FOR="userName"><a name="login"></a><u>L</u>ogin:</LABEL></td>
		<td width="33%"  class="body"><html:text maxlength="20" size="20"
property="userName" accesskey="l"/></td>
		<td width="35%"><html:submit styleClass="button" value="Login"
accesskey=""/></td>
	</tr>

I understand that to make it  508 compliant, we need to have the <LABEL
FOR=""> correspond to the "id" attribute of the <input> tag that is rendered
when the jsp is compiled. To do this, I tried the following. When I tried to
test the page, it did not load - I received a compile error when trying to
add the "id" attribute to the <html:text> tag with the following code.


	<tr background="<%=root%>/images/color_lt_blue.gif">
		<td width="32%" align="right" class="body" scope="row"><LABEL
FOR="userName"><a name="login"></a><u>L</u>ogin:</LABEL></td>
		<td width="33%"  class="body"><html:text maxlength="20" size="20"
property="userName" id="userName" accesskey="l"/></td>
		<td width="35%"><html:submit styleClass="button" value="Login"
accesskey=""/></td>
	</tr>

Please advise as to how to make applications with struts tags 508-compliant.

Thanks
Scott



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