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RE: Labelling form elements for date


From: Tim Harshbarger
Date: Aug 11, 2002 12:36PM

Yes, it is not valid.

Actually, in situations like dates, times, and phone numbers, I usually push
for a single text box. Users with disabilities seem to do better with this
approach than using multiple fields. The error rates seem less and the
field completion time seems faster.

Here is a question. Would people find any value in a usability study that
looked at different form controls in certain contexts to compare error rates
and speed of entry? Are there other kinds of usability/accessibility tests
that would be helpful to those of us interested in accessible design

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: Labelling form elements for date

On Tuesday, June 25, 2002, 9:33:52 PM, you wrote:
> It is possible to associate a single label with all 3 pull-downs by giving
> the 3 pull-downs the same exact ID.

However, that's illegal - all ID's must be unique within a document.

I'd just use 3 labels, one for each input.

Tom Gilder

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