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Re: Alternatives to LEGEND for a radio button?


From: ben morrison
Date: Aug 27, 2009 9:50AM

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 4:39 PM, D A< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Stick with the span technique, using display block, relative/absolute
>> positioning etc you should be able to achieve any layout required
> Ben:
> Alas, that just doesn't work with the Legend tag. There are some major
> bugs--especially in firefox--that prevent various styling and
> positioning options for Legend.
> The visual issue, in our case, is that titles groups of checkboxes or
> radio buttons visually need to be shown just like standard
> label/textbox fields. Label in the left column, field in the right.

Can you provide an example of how it is supposed to look - with header
will do....

> Off the top of my head (I haven't tested these yet) I see a couple of options:
> Option 1:
> <legend>This is the group title (display: none)</legend>
> <h2>This is the group title</h2>
> Idea behind that option is that screen readers would read the legend,
> everyone else would see the h2. But it's ugly as we're repeating
> content in the markup.

Display:none will not be read by a screenreader and it is duplicate content


Ben Morrison