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Re: ( LC-2884)

From: <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:13:01 +0000
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To: Wilco Fiers <w.fiers@accessibility.nl>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
 Dear Wilco Fiers  ,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has reviewed the
comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the Techniques
for WCAG 2.0 published on 16 Jan 2014. Thank you for having taken the time
to review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org if you agree with it or not before March 18
2014. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a specific
solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If such a
consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to raise a
formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during the
transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation
Track.

Thanks,

For the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group,
Michael Cooper
W3C Staff Contact

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/E1WDX8p-0006CU-Vy@shauna.w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140107/


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Your comment on H90: Indicating required form controls using label or
legend:
> This technique doesn't test for anything specific in HTML. What the
> technique does is ensure that the indication that a field is required is
> part of a label element. This can very easily be generalized by stating
> that this indication should be part of the label (which may or may not
> be an html label element). That would make the technique more flexible
> and usable in other technologies.
> 
> This comment is part of the project for the Accessibility Support
> Database.


Working Group Resolution (LC-2884):
Thank you for your comment.
Specific techniques for indicating required fields in different
technologies (HTML, ARIA, Flash and PDF) are already documented. There's
also G131, "Providing descriptive labels" that documents a general
technique for labeling form controls. The group also feels that there is an
advantage to having an HTML-specific technique as it demonstrates how to
make proper use of the HTML labeling elements for indicating require
status.

Based on your comment, the following text is being added to the description
for G131.
"The label may also be used to include a text symbol or text indicating
that input is required." We are also adding a link to H90 in the related
techniques section of G131.

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