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Re: Is the <form> tag mandatory?

From: Christophe Strobbe <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:42:47 +0200
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <6b53045b-17ce-50c5-b798-686aabbd1c17@hdm-stuttgart.de>

According to the HTML5 specification, the both the start tag and the end
tag of the form element are mandatory:

On 27/10/2016 16:36, Mohammad, Ashraf wrote:
> Hi All,
> Form submission earlier was done only using the “action”, “method- get or post” and button type “submit” within the <form> tags:
> <form action=“login.asp" method="get”>
>   <fieldset>
>     <legend>Login</legend>
>     <label> Username: <input type="text" name=“username”/></label>
>     <label> Password: <input type="text" name=“password”/></label>
>     <input type="submit" value=“Submit”/>
>       </fieldset>
> </form>

Not all form controls are grouped with fieldsets.

Best regards,


> Forms submission are commonly handled using ajax these days. Submit button has a onClick function which handle the submission.
>  <fieldset>
>     <legend>Login</legend>
>     <label> Username: <input type="text" name=“username”/></label>
>     <label> Password: <input type="text" name=“password”/></label>
>     <button  onclick=“Submit()”>Submit</button>
> </fieldset>
> So do we still be need to add the Form tag ? and does it help the screenreaders? Or <fieldset>  with proper labels and inputs elements suffice and are accessible in themselves.
> Thank you,
> Ashraf

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