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Re: Focus for error messages


From: Rich Pedley
Date: Apr 19, 2007 12:40PM

On 19/04/2007 14:55, Tim Harshbarger wrote:
> Rich,
> If displaying the errors causes the page to refresh, JAWS should revert
> to virtual cursor mode unless the user has specifically altered the
> settings that cause JAWS to turn off forms mode on a page refresh.

So interspersing text within a form is still a no no then? I have
always assumed so myself, and tend to list errors at the top of the
page *before* the form.

> I am uncertain what the other screen readers do.

Catering for all of them would be a nightmare anyway, especially when
you consider that most of them, JAWS included, are still lacking in a
lot of ways.