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Re: Explicit Form Labels and Positioning Question


From: Elle
Date: Oct 27, 2011 11:27AM

As for visual placement, in this particular case, the label appears directly
before the input field, so that's not an issue. I will look at the title
attribute issue you mentioned and see if we can find another, standardized
method for displaying the icon. Usually, however, when we use a title
attribute, there's a <legend> element before the input fields (ex. date of
birth), so that might be our standard.


On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 12:47 PM, Sailesh Panchang <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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