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Re: Label vs ALT tag on form elements


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Mar 22, 2007 3:00PM

Kilcommons,Cath wrote:
> I was actually speaking to code validation via w3 validator, sorry I was
> not clear.

In that case, the (x)html spec does not mandate the use of labels, so
pages that just use alt on form inputs etc rather than label elements
validate just fine.

Again, it's the AT support that's the clincher here, and the impact this
choice of markup would have on usability in general.

Patrick H. Lauke