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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 17:49:11 -0500 (EST)
To: "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0311211748370.5956-100000@smart.net>

On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, P.H.Lauke wrote:

> Gender: male, female, other ? I'd think that would confuse people more
> than anything else (or make for some interesting results if nothing else)

unfortunately there are a large number of "other" folks in the world due
to genetic problems

Bob

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> 	To: Scarlett Julian (ED) 
> 	Cc: 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org' 
> 	Subject: Re:[W3C] default place holder for radio buttons- checkpoint 10.4
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> 	On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, Scarlett Julian (ED) wrote:
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> 	> "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"
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> 	Bob
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