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From: Keryx Web <webmaster@keryx.se>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 12:05:06 +0200
Message-ID: <4AD996D2.7090100@keryx.se>
2009-10-17 12:04, Ian Hickson skrev:

>> A rider suggestion: expose<legend>  in the page outline as the heading
>> for the<fieldset>.
> I considered this, but I don't really want to make the algorithm any more
> complicated, and I'm not really sure we'd want that exposed, any more than
> you want the headings for individual inputs exposed, in the page outline.

And such a move might also have unintended consequences for 
accessibility. AT do give legend in fieldsets a special treatment that 
headings do not get. Without careful dialogue and user testing, we 
should *not* change the meaning of legend.

However, does not this open up the possibility of getting rid of dt/dd 
in details and use an hx element, which is a much better solution from a 
semantic POV?

Keryx Web (Lars Gunther)
Received on Saturday, 17 October 2009 03:05:06 UTC

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