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Re: Label vs ALT tag on form elements

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From: Kilcommons,Cath
Date: Mar 22, 2007 2:20PM


Keith asked SNIP... I was wondering about the use of an ALT tag on an input as a way of communicating its function.......SNIP


I do not think the webpage would validate if it only had ALT attributes applied and no label. A form page cannot validate without Labels associated with the input element.
ALT might be useful for additional information, but I surely would not rely on it exclusively.

My personal opinion is that we need to be proponents of standards - for coding and for accessibility.

Best,
Cath

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Cath Stager-Kilcommons
ACCESS Project
Access  Specialist
Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC)
Colorado State University
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