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Re: What is a failure of 1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose?

From: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:28:40 -0600
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To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> that collects user data, without an autocomplete - and relevant

I'd re-write that slightly Josh, to say instead "...that collects data
about the user..."

I'd agree that looking for @autocomplete would be important as part of a
testing strategy, but, just as how we also say "look for @alt" for images,
we all know that, while in the early days, that WAS the recommended
technique,  additionally today we can't fail <img src="..."
aria-label="photo of Josh">.

HTH

JF

(Sent from my mobile, apologies for any spelling mistakes)

On Mon, Jan 21, 2019, 4:22 AM Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk
wrote:

> On 21/01/2019 09:11, Joshue O Connor - InterAccess wrote:
> [...]
> > For most forms capturing 'user data' will this be a case of mapping the
> > relevant form inputs defined here to the inputs in the form. Correct? [1]
> >
> > I need to recommend a coping strategy for government. I don't think, for
> > auditing purposes we can say the answer is actually nuanced here. It
> > either is or it isn't conformant to WCAG and from my reading, a form
> > that collects user data, without an autocomplete - and relevant
> > appropriate tokens is a fail.
> [...]
> > [1]
> >
> https://www.w3.org/TR/html52/sec-forms.html#autofilling-form-controls-the-autocomplete-attribute
>
> I'd say yes. At least, that's been my pragmatic take on it at the moment.
>
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