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Re: textbox in table cell

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From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Mar 26, 2008 8:40PM


Chris Hoffman wrote:

> Is that a limitation of the assistive technologies' capabilities?
> Because it certainly isn't a violation of the HTML4 spec:
>
> "Each LABEL element is associated with exactly one form control."
>
> but:
>
> "More than one LABEL may be associated with the same control by creating
> multiple references via the for attribute."
>
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/forms.html#h-17.9.1)

I'd say it's a limitation of current AT...to a certain extent, as the
spec doesn't actually clarify the use cases for multiple labels. Does it
allow multiple labels under the tacit understanding that those labels
would really all mean the same thing, or does it intend to offer a
mechanism for situations like the one discussed here? It's unclear...and
therefore AT is inconsistent in that regard.

The info may not be the most up-to-date, but worth having a look at
http://www.access-matters.com/2005/09/10/speaking-form-labels-summary/#mult

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Patrick H. Lauke
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