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Re: Valid elements for aria-required


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Jun 28, 2013 2:41AM

On 28/06/2013 00:55, James Nurthen wrote:
> I'm not sure what required means on a
> checkbox or radiobutton anyway.

On a group of radio buttons it means that the user has to have made a
selection among the different mutually exclusive choices. It makes sense
if none of the radio buttons are checked at the start, otherwise that
constraint is already satisfied even if the user has made no active choice.

Can't remember if browsers actually enforce required attribute on a
fieldset...may need to do some mild testing.

Patrick H. Lauke