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Form Labels not recognized....


From: Dawn Hunziker
Date: Sep 23, 2002 11:45AM

Hi all,

I have an interesting situation regarding form labels....

At the University of Arizona, we are using a program that allows University
staff and students to access their email online and some Javascript is
used. I asked the author of the program to add the <label for="xxx"> xxx
</label> and the id="xxx" within the form field information which he did
correctly. I checked the page again this morning using Jaws 4.02 and the
edit field labels still say "edit" with the labels that were attached.

The page is set up using buttons for "To", "CC", and "BCC" -- all of which
you can click on to go to an address book and select the
recipients. However even the edit box with simple text (subject:) is not
being read. Do any of you have any suggestions??

Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide. At the bottom of this
email I have included the actual text from the area with the form edit fields.


Dawn Hunziker
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
University of Arizona

<table valign="top" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1">
<td align="right"><label for="email_to"><input type="button"
value=" To " onClick="OnPhoenixAddress(); return false"></label></td>
<td align="left"><input type="text" tabindex="1" name="msg_to"
value="" size="50" maxlength="1000" id="email_to"></td>
<td align="right"><label for="email_cc"><input type="button"
value=" Cc " onClick="OnPhoenixAddress(); return false"></label></td>
<td align="left"><input type="text" tabindex="2" name="msg_cc"
value="" size="50" maxlength="1000" id="email_cc"></td>
<td align="right"><label for="email_bcc"><input type="button"
value="Bcc" onClick="OnPhoenixAddress(); return false"></label></td>
<td align="left"><input type="text" tabindex="3" name="msg_bcc"
value="" size="50" maxlength="1000" id="email_bcc"></td>
<td align="right" nowrap bgColor=#cccccc><label
for="email_subject"><font face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica"
<td align="left"><input type="text" tabindex="4"
name="msg_subject" value="" size="50" maxlength="1000"

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