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Re: Explicit Form Labels and Positioning Question

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From: Sailesh Panchang
Date: Oct 27, 2011 10:45AM


The "labels not being positioned correctly" error does not appear to
be out of place when error text (that is not within label) is placed
between label text and form control.
This could adversely impact some users including seniors / users with
cognitive impairments / low vision users.
Visually too one expects labels to be positioned right next to / above
the form control.

Whether to place error icon inside LABEL: What if a control uses title
and not a label? Then a different method will be needed. The icon can
be consistently be placed at a point that makes sense- a uniform and a
standardized method for all form controls across the site. Easy for
programmers too.
Sailesh Panchang
Deque Systems




On 10/27/11, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 5:31 AM, Elle < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Thanks very much, Jared.
>>
>> I knew the markup challenges that you mention, but having your input helps
>> me make the case for cleaner, more elegant code.
>
> My comments on the code were probably a bit overly critical. My
> primary concern would be the use of a tool that is evaluating against
> WCAG 1.0 and referring you to its outdated documentation.
>
> This article might be of some help -
> http://webaim.org/techniques/formvalidation/ I need to update it with
> some functioning examples and ARIA.
>
> Jared
>