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Re: label tag question

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 16:48:23 +1000
To: jim@jimthatcher.com, "'Beheler Kim'" <beheler_kim@bah.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.soho6xbcw5l938@researchsft>

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 12:10:03 +1000, Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>  
wrote:

> The best alternative hasn't yet been mentioned; the title attribute.
>
> <input name="filterId" value="" id="filterId" type="text" title="search
> text" />
>
> It doesn't depend on whether or not the text is visible. It uses the  
> title as it should be used.

It does use the title as it should be used, but it is invisible to many  
people. I don't think it is a good pure substitute for a proper label -  
more a good parallel resource to cope with the fact that people need to  
use different and generally incomplete tools to get the best possible  
access for themselves.

cheers

Chaals

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