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Re: WCAG 1.0 checkpoint 10.4

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 15:00:45 +0200
To: "Gautier Barrere" <barrere@gmail.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.stsw3jqrw5l938@pc099.qadoc.oslo.opera.com>

Hi Gautier,

you have two things going on here.

On the one hand, the checkpoint is only for text inputs - it doesn't apply  
to radio buttons etc.

On the other hand, valid HTML requires that there is always one radio  
button selected i a group of radio buttons (not check boxes). So if you  
have a choice you think people won't change, why not add a default option  
as "neither", "won't tell", or something?



On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 13:24:48 +0200, Gautier Barrere <barrere@gmail.com>  

> I have one question concerning the checkpoint 10.4 :
> If you use forms : "Until user agents handle empty controls correctly,
> include default, place-holding characters in edit boxes and text
> areas."
> It's quite easy to respect this checkpoint is I use drop down menu...
> But how can I do if I use radio ou check button ? (for instance for
> the gender choice, between, "man and woman")
> I should do a choice by default, for instance "man" but it won't
> ensure relevance of the data gathered (Indeed, I'm sure that a lot of
> women won't change this, even if they will respond to my form).

Charles McCathieNevile                      Fundacion Sidar
charles@sidar.org   +61 409 134 136    http://www.sidar.org
Received on Tuesday, 12 July 2005 13:01:05 UTC

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