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RE: a single label where multiple fields follow

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 09:13:08 -0700
Message-ID: <53744A0A1D995C459E975F971E17F5640142CF2A@namail4.corp.adobe.com>
To: "David Poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, "Antony Tennant" <antonytennant@yahoo.co.uk>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

David,
What AT are you referring to as not supporting title on inputs?

AWK 

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of David Poehlman
> Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 9:17 AM
> To: Antony Tennant
> Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: a single label where multiple fields follow
> 
> 
> title is not adaquuately supported by at and many browsers.
> 
> On Sep 21, 2006, at 8:43 AM, Antony Tennant wrote:
> 
> Hi
> 
> I would like to get some opinions on the best practise for 
> assigning <label for""> to inputs where there are multiple 
> inputs for example for telephone numbers, sort codes, credit 
> card numbers. I have had a look at the friends of ed book 
> "Web Accessibility" and my understanding is that the title 
> attribute should be used for the additional fields and <th> 
> where possible.
> 
> Picking examples from websites, what would the best approach 
> be (assume the fields cannot be changed to a single field)
> 
> For a credit card entry that is split across 4 fields, what 
> would be placed in the following titles where below there is "????"
> <label for"creditcard">credit card number</label><input type="text"  
> id ="creditcard" title="first 4 digits">&nbsp;<input type="text"  
> title="????">&nbsp;<input type="text" 
> title="????">&nbsp;<input type="text"  title="????">
> 
> For a telephone number, would this be acceptable ie the label 
> to the first field that has a title and the sceond field with a title.
> <label for"telephone">telephone number</label><input 
> type="text" id ="telephone" title="area code">&nbsp;<input 
> type="text" title="local number">
> 
> For a bank sort code
> <label for"sortcode">sort code</label><input type="text" id 
> ="sortcode" title="first 2 digits">&nbsp;<input type="text"  
> title="middle 2 digits">&nbsp;<input type="text" title="last 
> 2 digits">
> 
> Any further guidence would be appreciated
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Antony
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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