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RE: is this a proper solution for a checkbox?

From: Jean-Marie D'Amour <jmdamour@videotron.ca>
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2002 17:05:27 -0400
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To: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
Cc: "Jean-Marie D'Amour" <jmdamour@videotron.ca>, RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>, "'WAI (E-mail) '" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi Jim,

You are partially right and thanks to let me know this feature unknown for me.

Unfortunately, Freedom Scientific seems to implement it without enough tests.

According to my tests, JAWS reads the title attribute on INPUT elements 
only when you are in vritual PC cursor and you have not use LABEL element 
associate with for attribute. It works in virtual PC cursor with LABEL, but 
just for text fields.

If you are in form mode and you use LABEL elements, JAWS never read title 
attributes. It's the way I usually build forms and I use them with JAWS. 
It's also the way used by Randal Rust to build his example. I have tested 
with this example and it really don't work.


Jean-Marie D'Amour

A 10:07 2002-07-04, Jim Thatcher a écrit :
>Yep - since 4.0 JAWS does read the title attribute on INPUT elements.
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>Subject: RE: is this a proper solution for a checkbox?
>JAWS does'nt read the title for an INPUT.
>A 16:33 2002-07-03, RUST Randal a écrit :
> > >The problem I saw is that when the user go down the checkbox column he
> > >has no feedback on what record he is.
> >
> >What if the input had a <title> attribute applied to it?
> >
> >Randal
>Jean-Marie D'Amour M.Éd.
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