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Re:[W3C] default place holder for radio buttons- checkpoint 10.4

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 12:55:51 -0500 (EST)
To: "Scarlett Julian (ED)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Cc: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0311211254200.29623-100000@smart.net>

On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, Scarlett Julian (ED) wrote:

> "Is it necessary to make a radio button in a fieldset checked? I know that it
> is a requirement for WCAG 10.4 but how useful is it? I'm a bit worried by
> setting one as checked for say, indicating a user's gender in a form, and
> then that user hitting return accidentally and sending information that they
> haven't actually entered. I guess the same applies to checkboxes. For text
> inputs the problem is less because the form will just submit something like
> "enter your name" instead of a name but with buttons the data sent could be valid but incorrect"

why not have a "Starting" point radio button, something like "other" or
"N/A"


Bob

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