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Re: Suggestions for Search Form

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 02:41:49 +0200
Message-ID: <3EBC4ACD.7080902@sidar.org>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Yep, the problem is people thinking they are at the end of the form 
because that's where they expect the submit button. (Habits are 
important in designing interactions...)

A possible approach to try and clarify...

...Basic form stuff...
<label for="subMe">Continue below for advanced options, or <input 
type="submit" id="subMe" value="Submit basic options chosen Now" /></label>.
...Advanced form stuff with another submit button at the end, using an 
appropriate label

it aint perfect, but nor am I.



David Woolley wrote:

>>1) Is it OK to have the submit control of a form somewhere before the 
>>end?  Because of the advanced options which may not be used, I have 
>>placed it after the section title?
>I haven't really thought this out from an accessibility point of view, but
>there are precedents, e.g. Google, for this, and there is no technical
>reason why there should not be redundant submit buttons.
>I guess the real accessibility issue is that users may perceive the submit
>button as marking the end of the form.
Received on Friday, 9 May 2003 22:26:03 UTC

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