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Re: Radio and checkbox texts

From: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:46:11 +0200
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: w3-html <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080424114611.GS26474@greytower.net>

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 02:34:32PM +0300, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> David Dorward wrote:
> > The current syntax, which is supported by browsers, is:


> This is a very, very poor example, because

  Actually, it's a very GOOD example of currently standards-compliant
  and supported syntax.  

> a) it confuses sex with gender

  As does English, if we are to be picky. If we are to be even more
  so then the question arise whether there /is/ a difference. Not that
  it is important for this discussion.

> f) it is usually unnecessary for the declared purpose of the form, and 
> hence illegal at least in EU countries, by the directive on protection 
> of personal data, to ask for information like a person's "gender"
> g) it does not apply the international standard on internal coding of 
> information about a person's sex in data.

  Somewhat off topic for the current debate.

 -  Tina Holmboe      Developer's Archive           Greytower Technologies
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