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RE: field titles

From: Gavin McKenzie <gmckenzi@JetForm.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 10:04:10 -0400
Message-ID: <D167ECBA27F2D311A76F00805F6512CA28D7F9@OTTMAIL1>
To: "'Joe Hewitt'" <joe@joehewitt.com>, www-forms@w3.org

Joe,

Understood. 

Though, I18N issues would likely lead us to declaring such a title separate
from the actual data model which is intended to be independent of the device
and presentation -- the working draft is focused on the data model to the
exclusion of presentational information.

Regards,

Gavin.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Hewitt [mailto:joe@joehewitt.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 9:07 AM
> To: www-forms@w3.org
> Subject: field titles
> 
> 
> When validating forms automatically, it will often be desired 
> for the user
> agent to alert the user that certain fields are invalid 
> through an alert of
> some kind.  In these cases, it would be handy to have a good 
> name to refer
> to a field when telling the user he needs to correct his input.  For
> example:
> 
> <string name="zip" title="Zip Code" required="true"/>
> 
> If the user doesn't enter any data in this field, he would be 
> alerted "Zip
> Code is required", which looks nicer than "zip is required".
> 
> - Joe
> 
Received on Thursday, 20 April 2000 10:03:27 GMT

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