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RE: a single label where multiple fields follow

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 08:36:33 -0700
To: "'David Dorward'" <david@dorward.me.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001001c6de5c$e51899b0$d18e40ab@Piglet>

David Dorward wrote:
> 
> Even there you can allow free form entry, and then prompt the user on
> the response page if there is any ambiguity. An example of a format
> which is always unambiguous can reduce the need for the prompt to a
> subset of cases where the user ignores the example.   
> 
> Date: [_______________] (e.g. 27/Sep/2006)
> 
> So 14/Dec/2006, 14 Dec 2006, Dec 14 2006, or 14/12/2006 (etc) would
> go straight through, while 07/08/09 would result in something like: 
> 
>   Sorry, we had some trouble understanding the date you entered, did
>   you mean:
>   [] 7 August 2009
>   [] 8 July 2009
>   [] Other: Day [____________] Month [___________] Year [____________]



Or the form could be designed using drop downs (<select>), to remove any
ambiguity from the on-set.

JF
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John Foliot 
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Received on Friday, 22 September 2006 15:36:57 GMT

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