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[Bug 23649] Main combobox doesn't have a meaningful label

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:44:37 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-23649-169-ClSD2WpDH3@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

Sina Bahram <sina@sinabahram.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|FIXED                       |---
           Severity|enhancement                 |normal

--- Comment #2 from Sina Bahram <sina@sinabahram.com> ---
First off, thanks for working on this! it's appreciated.

I can't agree with it not being a bug, in that if the visual label was wrong,
would you also call it an enhancement? If so, then that's totally fine. If not,
then we shouldn't differentiate between what a blind user perceives and what a
sighted one does, IMHO. Right now, the screen reader user hears that a file
input is expected, even though they are on text or address.

By the way, we got the same results with JAWS, NVDA and trying it with no
screen reader at all. Once File has been chosen in the combo box the next  edit
field and browse button do not change or go away even if you go back to the
combo box and choose address. When you first go to the page, address is the
default in the combo box.  Even without a screen reader running, as soon as we 
choose file, the browse button to upload a file comes up and changing back to
any of the three options in the combo box does not change the edit field or
browse button.

Also, I'm really sorry if I ended up modifying your comment instead of
replying, speaking of accessibility, Bugzilla isn't making it clear to me
whether I'm adding a comment Vs. replying and so forth, so sorry for the lack
of proper usage here, and please feel free to use your privillages to fix this
post to fit the form better. I changed the status to reopened.

(In reply to Sina Bahram from comment #0)
> I put this under enhancement because I think the interface is usable without
> it, but it can make it a lot more clear if a label can be put on the
> combobox allowing the user to switch between address, file upload, etc.
> Something like format or input type, etc.

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