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Re: default values in type="text"
From: Lori K. Brown
Date: Nov 10, 2002 6:02AM
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...And isn't this requirement really one of the only accessibility
requirements that reduces the usability of these forms for non-
screen reader users? From my team's own research, we found that many
users disliked default values, and that some were confused by them.
default value but to wipe the value away when the user's cursor is
placed in the text input is itself just another accessibility
headache, since one of the OTHER requirements of the W3C is that
Lori Kay Brown
User Interface Engineer
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==> From: Emma Jane Hogbin < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
==> Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 01:17:04 -0500
http://www.w3.org/WAI/wcag-curric/sam81-0.htm says that I need to
have default text in type="text" input areas. Bobby.cast.org says I
need to have this text to be AAA Accessible. I understand that this
might be necessary for BUTTON and TEXTAREA elements...but I've never
heard of this problem for INPUT (where the type isn't button or
Does anyone know what screen readers/browsers /require/ type="text"
to have a default value set?
-- Emma Jane Hogbin [[ 416 417 2868 ][ www.xtrinsic.com ]]
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