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RE: FAQ Re: Mixing Tables and Forms

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 11:58:08 -0500 (EST)
To: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
cc: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201311157520.32538-100000@tux.w3.org>
Presumably they could hold a default real value.


On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, RUST Randal wrote:

  Thanks, Charles.  Unfortunately, the input fields can only hold about 5
  characters, which is insufficient space to hold any default text.

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  From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org]
  Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 10:35 AM
  To: RUST Randal
  Cc: WAI (E-mail)
  Subject: RE: FAQ Re: Mixing Tables and Forms


  Another possiblity (it is an "until user agents" checkpoint in WCAG 1.0 is
  include text in the input itself, for textfields:

  <input type="text" value="0hours" ...

  so in lynx you get


  as a text input line.

  You probably should also use some helpful information, laid out to come
  before the input or after it, in a reasonably regular way, and identified
  with a label element. THis will help people who are using the system
  and are unlikely to see the title attribute value, and will work on systems
  that do implement accoridng to specification.

  <label for="#hoursAttended">Hours attended <input... /></label>

  or in a table

  <td><label for="#hoursAttended">Hours attended</td><td><input...

  (perhaps the first cell in the column is a heading, scoped for the two cell



  On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, RUST Randal wrote:

    Unfortunately, the page that is referenced by the URL given in Jim
    Thatcher's example is no longer there, so I'm not sure how the code is
    supposed to be written.

    Is the following correct?

    <input type="text" id="hoursAttended" name="hoursAttended" title="Input
    number of hours the child attended this month." />



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