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Re: Required Form Fields Question

From: Christophe Strobbe <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:21:10 +0100
Message-ID: <5318AE86.9080401@hdm-stuttgart.de>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi,

As far as I know, asterisks or other symbols don't make a required field
programmatically determinable, regardless whether they are inside our
outside the label. Such symbols are meant to tell the user that the form
field is required.
The "required" attribute introduced by HTML5 makes required field
programmatically determinable:
<http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/forms.html#the-required-attribute>.

Best regards,

Christophe

On 6/03/2014 17:55, Homme, James wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> If a required field symbol is on screen, immediately to the left of a
> form field, but outside the label tag, so that a screen reader user
> has to exit Form mode to see it, does that violate that a required
> field must be programmibly determined?
>
>  
>
> Thanks.
>
>  
>
> Jim
>

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