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

From: Julian <j@simweed.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 09:01:39 +0000
Message-ID: <3FBF25F3.8060307@simweed.com>
To: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Of course you're right, and in a form where that question was deemed 
appropriate this soluton might work but in the majority of real world 
applications there are usually set responses that must be made. I don't 
think there is a HR dept in the world that would dream of putting out an 
application form where it was possible to enter one's gender as "other". 
If I thought for more than five minutes I could probably come up with a 
few other examples. This is digressing a bit from the topic now though...

A solution along the same lines might be to have a default radio button 
labelled 'not answered' and validate the form submission for the 
ocurrence of these and prompt the respondee to fill them in. Does anyone 
see any problems with that?

--J.

Access Systems wrote:

> 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
Received on Saturday, 22 November 2003 04:04:56 GMT

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