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Re: Example 7: Textarea

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:57:35 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHu5OWZUL=SDyMT5h3ctjE3AyzCPktnPMg+GrCGphxa_ydNuUg@mail.gmail.com>
To: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 8:17 PM, <noreply@w3.org> wrote:

> Name: Makoto Ueki
> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
> Affiliation: WAIC (Japan) / Infoaxia, Inc.
> Document: TD
> Item Number: H91
> Part of Item: Examples
> Comment Type: general comment
> Summary of Issue: Example 7: Textarea
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> Both of example 7a and 7b has the value "Four score and seven years ago"
> inside the textarea element. These examples are misleading some authors.
> The value is not necessarily required. HTML spec doesn't require authors to
> provide the value by using the body of the textarea element.
> Proposed Change:
> Add "The authors don't necessarily need to provide the value by using the
> body of textarea element." to the descriptions for example 7a and 7b.
> ================================
Response from the Working Group
We will clarify this by removing the value from Example 7b, and changing its
description to read:
Example 7b has the same role, the name is set using the 'title' attribute,
and the value is the empty string.

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 Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:58:00 UTC

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