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

From: P.H.Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 22:37:18 -0000
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B9787748@misnts6.mis.salford.ac.uk>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Gender: male, female, other ? I'd think that would confuse people more
than anything else (or make for some interesting results if nothing else)
 
P

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	To: Scarlett Julian (ED) 
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	Subject: Re:[W3C] default place holder for radio buttons- checkpoint 10.4
	
	


	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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