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Re: Because a checkbox can be perceived as a toggle button

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:44:43 -0600
Message-ID: <CA+=z1WkA6tP2x6qhjCfzGrh9ngVL-qv56DOHe5Jpmdo2maP0LA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: "Jan Hellbusch [2bweb.de]" <hellbusch@2bweb.de>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
have seen several websites recently using just a checkbox as a toggle.
here is one
http://maximus.knowbility.org.php56-11.dfw3-2.websitetestlink.com/
seems it would be easier for users to check a box to activate something and
uncheck to deactivate.

and easier for devs to not have to write js or css or whatever to have
button text toggle etc between  "activate something" deactivate something.
would be interesting to have some usability testing on this.

On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 8:29 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> On 21 November 2016 at 14:02, Jan Hellbusch [2bweb.de] <hellbusch@2bweb.de
> > wrote:
>
>> There seems to be a slight inconsistency between the current HTML spec and
>> the ARIA in HTML overview
>>
>
> HTML normatively points to ARIA in HTML, so in case of any inconsistency
> refer to ARIA in HTML
>
> Authors may use the ARIA role and aria-* attributes on HTML elements
>> <https://www.w3.org/TR/html51/infrastructure.html#html-element>, in
>> accordance with the requirements described in the ARIA specifications,
>> except where these conflict with the requirements specified in ARIA in HTML
>> [html-aria]
>> <https://www.w3.org/TR/html51/references.html#biblio-html-aria>.
>>
>
> https://www.w3.org/TR/html51/dom.html#aria-authoring-requirements
>
>
> --
>
> Regards
>
> SteveF
> Current Standards Work @W3C
> <http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2015/03/current-standards-work-at-w3c/>
>



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