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1.3.4, autocomplete and esignatures

From: James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:03:55 -0800
Message-Id: <410CA536-8559-4D13-A6A3-19424AC8FB1B@oracle.com>
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I’m concerned that the current 1.3.4 could interfere with esignatures.
One of the requirements is:
Intent to sign.

Just as with a handwritten signature, a signer must show clear intention to electronically sign an agreement. is is usually an easy requirement to satisfy. For example, signers can show intention by using a mouse to draw their signature, typing their name or clicking a button clearly labeled “I Accept” or something similar. 

Use of autocomplete on a name field would mean that we could not be sure that the user intended to sign. I think we need a “unless cannot be done due to regulatory requirements” statement. 

Received on Friday, 19 January 2018 16:04:26 UTC

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