Re: HTML forms

Arnaud Le Hors (lehors@w3.org)
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 19:53:09 -0500 (EST)


Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 19:53:09 -0500 (EST)
From: Arnaud Le Hors <lehors@w3.org>
To: "nemo/Joel N. Weber II" <devnull@gnu.ai.mit.edu>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML forms
In-Reply-To: <199703040123.UAA12274@churchy.gnu.ai.mit.edu>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95.970327194544.10955B-100000@anansi>

On Mon, 3 Mar 1997, nemo/Joel N. Weber II wrote:

>    > The label proposal makes sense to me; except that putting the accesskey
>    > on the label and not the object it describes makes no sense to me at all.
> 
>    This is debateable.
> 
> But the key activates the button, not the label describing the button.
> 
> If you click on the button, something happens.  If you click on its label,
> I don't think anything happens.  So why would keystrokes make more sense
> on the label than the button?

Actually the first purpose of the new element label is that "something"
happens when you click on it! It's also useful to speech based browsers.

Arnaud Le Hors - W3C, User Interface Domain - http://www.w3.org