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Re: use of fieldset should not be required for any group of logically related input elements

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:32:38 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimcraydjaqaUWhdStU99G_5ooEaVsQcXK6KEy+j@mail.gmail.com>
To: fischer@dias.de
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 6:41 AM, <noreply@w3.org> wrote:

>
> Name: Detlev Fischer
> Email: fischer@dias.de
> Affiliation: DIAS GmbH
> Document: TD
> Item Number: H71
> Part of Item: Tests
> Comment Type: technical
> Summary of Issue: use of fieldset should not be required for any group of
> logically related input elements
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> The test mandates the use of fieldset for any logically related group of
> input elements while the description of the same technique allows:
>
> "When a small group of related radio buttons includes clear instructions
> and distinct selections it may not be necessary to use fieldsets and
> legends"
>
> Proposed Change:
> Have a conditional at the beginning of the tests:
>
> "For any group of logically related input elements that is not small easily
> identified in its labels or titles"
>
> ..or similar
>
> ================================
Response from the Working Group
================================
Thank you for catching this problem with the test procedure. We are revising
the technique to clarify when fieldset should be used.


Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact


On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 23:33:07 UTC

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