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Re: Title attribute for form label

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 15:33:13 -0400
Message-ID: <00bc01c49f48$ac320f00$3d01a8c0@deque.local>
To: "James Craig" <wai-ig@cookiecrook.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "Jesper Tverskov" <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>
Here is one example. Actually I was not sure if you would mind if I had sent  the first message to the WAI-IG list, so I sent it to you.
Note that this example also sets a title on the form element. WinEyes can be made to announce the title and this is helpful when there are multiple forms on a page. Perhaps you might like to suggest this as well in your techniques.

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: James Craig 
  To: Sailesh Panchang 
  Cc: Joe Clark ; Jesper Tverskov 
  Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 2:41 PM
  Subject: Re: Title attribute for form label

  Sailesh Panchang wrote:

  > I chanced to review the AIR tutorial on forms and I notice that you
  > have barely mentioned the title attribute's relevance. Is it not
  > especially useful for a form embedded in a data table such that the
  > row heading and column heading (labels) apply to all form controls in
  > the row or column respectively? There are survey forms for instance
  >  that need to use this technique where the user's responses are column
  > heading and the questions are row headings.

  Good point. I'll add that to the material. Do you have a good sample 
  form that uses that method? If so, I'll add a link to it from the material.

  The instances I was thinking of were more graphically oriented. 
  Something that, as a designer, I could not achieve with a visible label. 
  An example might be several radio buttons in a row that represent 
  satisfaction level from 1 through 5. 1 being lowest, and 5 being very 

  Partial-ASCII representation:

  Very unsatisfied  [ O  O  O  *  O ]  Very satisfied

  End ASCII representation.

  This is something I've mentioned in a live training session before, but 
  haven't gotten around to placing in the material. Due to your suggestion 
  though, I'd like to get both examples in. If you have one, or both, 
  ready in some simple HTML forms, please let me know. Otherwise, I'll 
  write it myself when I get the time.

  Thanks Sailesh,


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