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

From: Bill LaPlant <blaplant@census.gov>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 18:13:08 -0500
Message-ID: <3FBE9C04.2060202@census.gov>
To: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

There are also a few folks who are in some intermediate trans-gender 
state, and a few who are considered to have both genders.  This is why 
"other" may be an appropriate choice to make available.

Access Systems wrote:

>On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, P.H.Lauke wrote:
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>>Gender: male, female, other ? I'd think that would confuse people more
>>than anything else (or make for some interesting results if nothing else)
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>unfortunately there are a large number of "other" folks in the world due
>to genetic problems
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>Bob
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>>P
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>>	-----Original Message----- 
>>	From: Access Systems [mailto:accessys@smart.net] 
>>	Sent: Fri 21/11/2003 17:55 
>>	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"
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>>	why not have a "Starting" point radio button, something like "other" or
>>	"N/A"
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>>	Bob
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