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Re: Accessibility Legend tags used in forms

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 12:27:56 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+V=nDz_P9P32NWwGL+LBpDvOv-sp1Y0P92GtA9Eix5e4bQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sami Hoang <samih@thegrandunion.com>
Cc: W3C WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
hi Sami,

" The developer has refused and commented with ‘this is old html’"

the legend and fieldset elements are part of HTML5 [1] so its not old HTML
(well no older than many of the other elements in HTML). legend and
fieldsets are especially useful for providing group labels for radio groups
and checkbox groups , but ensure that the legend text is succinct.


[1]
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-fieldset-element.html#the-fieldset-element
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-legend-element.html#the-legend-element



regards
Stevef

On 8 May 2012 12:16, Sami Hoang <samih@thegrandunion.com> wrote:

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Steve Faulkner
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