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Re: Styling radio button and checkbox controls

From: Stefan Wallin <festiz@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:06:11 +0000
Message-Id: <1363972957274.365ff987@Nodemailer>
To: "Henrik Andersson" <henke@henke37.cjb.net>
Cc: "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
I agree to both this and the referenced thread. As an author I cringe each time I'm commanded to implement the hideous workarounds available out there..


The last discussion seemed to die off just when steam was building up a month ago. 


My questions:
• is there any previous work on form styling that can be built upon?
• how should these issues be properly worked on in a public manner to avoid any responsive image working group similar workflow fiasco?


And kudos to Henrik and Antony for lifting and taking the fight for these hard solved issues.


A concerned author.
Stefan Wallin
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On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 5:38 PM, Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net>
wrote:

> It seems that it is unclear how to style form controls. Specifically, it
> is unclear how radio buttons and checkboxes should be styled.
> I did a search on my own as I wanted to do it myself, but all the
> results I could in my brief research find boils down to hiding the real
> control and providing a fake one by styling a sibling element, usually a
> label.
> This is clearly troublesome since accessibility technologies can be
> confused by these shenanigans. It smells too.
> However, how should these controls be styled? While they are quite
> varied in their style, they at least all have the same core design:
> box/circle + marker.
> This situation feels familiar to the one I brought up in February [1],
> but is this a case of something that should be implemented using pseudo
> child elements?
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013Feb/0501.html
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