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Re: [Fwd: Re: WCAG 1.0 checkpoint 10.4]

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 11:07:36 -0400
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Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Derek Featherstone <feather@wats.ca>

This has only partly to do with braille embossing.  I am interested  
in the max length attribute though.  I wonder if it is supported  
everywhere or almost everywhere?

Jonnie Apple Seed
With His:
Hands-On Technolog(eye)s

On Jul 12, 2005, at 10:46 AM, Derek Featherstone wrote:

David Poehlman wrote:

> There are still many people out there including myself who have no
> idea how many chars a field can take unless there is place holder
> info in the form.

This is very interesting, indeed. Like the others, I would argue that
there is a problem with the software that is doing the translation of
the form to braille. This seems to me to be a perfect case where the
maxlength attribute on the form should be used, and in fact seen as
informative by the software.

A text input that takes a two-letter state abbreviation should be have a
maxlength of 2 for all users. If the braille software isn't using that,
perhaps it should be? I can't think of any cases (off the top of my
head) where using the maxlength attribute in this manner would be a

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