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Re: Bobby bug? - not seeing form element

From: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 07:42:41 -0800
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To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

At 03:12 AM 2/28/2003, Scarlett Julian (ED) wrote:
>I've just run a Bobby check on a page containing the following code snippet:
>  <form name="Login" method="post" action="validate.asp" onsubmit="return 
> checkForm(this)">
>  <table width="50%" cellpadding="5">
>  <tr>
><td>DfES Number</td>
><td><input type="text" maxlength="4" name="LogonID" id="LogonID"></td>
><td><input type="password" maxlength="6" name="PassID" id="PassID"></td>
><input class="button" type="submit" name="Submit" value="Enter">
>Aside from the bad use of <blockquote> (I didn't write it) there seems to 
>be a problem when checking for compliance using Bobby (online version). I 
>was pretty sure before testing that it would return some priority 2 errors 
>about associating labels with form elements but it didn't. Can anyone shed 
>any light as to why?

I threw that code as is between body tags on an HTML 4.01 trans page and 
Bobby flagged the label issue.

Some possibilities:

1) Something else funny in your page's particular code is confusing Bobby 
(can you post the URL?)
2) You inadvertently didn't have it set to flag WAI AA issues.
3) It's Friday and it's just slacking off.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
Received on Friday, 28 February 2003 11:29:23 UTC

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