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Re: <Form><input type="file" value !="browse" />?

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 06:15:15 +0000
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Message-Id: <FDA9FA7A-5451-11D7-BC45-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>


I did think about this, and in my view

it may not be a CSS problem as it is the word 'BROWSE' which one needs 
to be able to change, the styling can be changed.

The word might easily change from page to page, depending on the local 
meaning to the user, eg browse, find , look, search
similarly one might wish to associate an image such as 
'document','speaker' or 'graphic' with the browse button, which may not 
be possible at present.
and one may further wish to suggest likely locations, such as 'My 
Pictures' or 'google images'
so it still seems possible that this is a WCAG issue, in so far as 
'browsing' is being enabled via a web page.


your sentence seems to have been caught short, in the copy i have:

On Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at 08:52 PM, David Woolley wrote:

>> it may be my code but i have tried value="find" without success
> That sets the default file name, which is generally ignored, for
> security reasons.  I would say that this was really a user agent
> design issue, as the meaning doesn't change from page to page.  You
> might be able to change it in a Mozilla skin.  Failing that it
> is a styling issue, and styling is generally very limited when it
> comes to controls, which, for IE, at least, are generally the standard
> OS controls (so if browse is a bad choice of words, this is probably
Received on Wednesday, 12 March 2003 01:12:57 UTC

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