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Re: Accessible conditional form fields

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From: adam solomon
Date: Oct 26, 2010 10:12PM


You have provided some sound reasoning, however wcag specs on the fieldset
issue <http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20080430/H82.html>;do
specify that related or logically grouped form fields should have a fieldset
around them (there are also the condtional fields) - how is your example
different?

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 10:08 PM, D A < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> > In any event, as long as the conditional field comes after the
> > associated radio button (in the html sequence) you shouldn't have a
> problem,
> > since the conditional content will appear after the user's selection and
> > will not be missed.
>
> Good to know. Thanks!
>
> > Don't forget fieldset/legend.
>
> oof. Well, now that you've opened that can of worms... ;o)
>
> In my previous research, the opinion of the fieldset/legend for
> radiobutton lists seems to end up with hung juries.
>
> I've opted to go for h3 instead of a legend for a few reasons:
>
> 1. Legends are really hard to deal with via CSS
> 2. My understanding is that fieldsets are read prior to each
> radiobutton option and that for many folks, that, itself, can be
> annoying and lead to accessibility issues--especially when the the
> fieldset would be a complete sentence (or group of sentences).
>
> I'm still open to being convinced one way or the other, of course.
>
> -DA
>