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Re: Radio buttons id's and labels

From: Massey, Nancy <nmassey@postoffice.dca.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 12:30:22 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

>I'm trying to achieve AA status for a form and I'm stuck on how to do
>radio fields (I realise I could use a select form but the client wants a
>radio button):
>   <label for="role">Choice of role</label>
>   <input name="role" id="role" value="Mentor only" type="radio" /> a 
> Mentor only
>   <input name="role" id="role" value="Mentor or a Lead Mentor" 
> type="radio" /> a Mentor or a Lead Mentor
>The above is invalid as you can't have two id's which are the same... so
>how does one do this?

While working on a site that has over 700 documents, I encountered this 
problem about the same time that Chris posted this message. Except for this 
one issue the site I am working on can achieve AA status. This is also a 
problem when using the validator.w3.org. The site will not validate at HTML 
4.01 - can not use two or more id's with the same name.

So I ask the question again, has anyone been able to solve this problem?


Nancy Massey
Received on Wednesday, 28 June 2000 12:30:42 UTC

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