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Re: Form labeling question

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From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Mar 21, 2008 1:00PM


Keith Parks wrote:

> I'm trying to put together a form with some rank-order questions, and
> I'm having trouble figuring out the labels.

There's no good answer if you use radio buttons.

> What types of events would you like to see more of? (indicate your
> top three)
>
> 1 2 3
> • • • Comedy Nights
> • • • Dances
> • • • Films
> • • • Athletic events
> • • • Community Service
> • • • Battle of the Bands
>
> ***************
>
> The bullets above represent radio buttons.

This is easy as soon as you decide to use a text input box (with
size="1") for each entry, instead of the three radio buttons. This
solves the labelling problem automagically, and it also removes the
problem that a set of radio buttons should always have a neutral option
preselected, for robustness.

Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/