W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > July to September 2016

RE: Implicit labels

From: Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:58:36 +0000
To: "Paul J. Adam" <paul.adam@deque.com>, "Balusani, Shirisha" <sirib@uillinois.edu>
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <46739F12637CC94E82F75FF874E4A1474BEB785E@CITESMBX6.ad.uillinois.edu>

The problem use to be with earlier versions of IE that it would include the “value” attribute content of input[type=text’} elements as part of the label.


From: Paul J. Adam [mailto:paul.adam@deque.com]
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 11:17 AM
To: Balusani, Shirisha <sirib@uillinois.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Implicit labels

I would say that’s outdated information. I don’t know of any screen readers that don’t support wrapped labels.

Maybe there’s a bug with Dragon but it should be fixed if so.

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist

On Aug 22, 2016, at 11:05 AM, Balusani, Shirisha <sirib@uillinois.edu<mailto:sirib@uillinois.edu>> wrote:

To be more clear:

The HTML and XHTML specifications allow both implicit and explicit labels. However, some assistive technologies do not correctly handle implicit labels (for example, <label>First name <input type="text" name="firstname"></label>).
Is that still true or is it outdated information?

From: Balusani, Shirisha
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 10:58 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: Implicit labels

Is implicit labelling is supported by all screen readers in all browsers?

Do we have to use for and id along with the implicit labels to make sure that the element tied to label is read by all AT users?


Received on Monday, 22 August 2016 17:59:05 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 22 August 2016 17:59:06 UTC