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Re: Three inputs, one required but doesn't matter which one, how to label correctly?

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From: Nancy Johnson
Date: Feb 24, 2014 6:24AM


'Hi Nancy, this sounds like a form usability question first and
foremost. Could you give us more context?'

It has to do with what contact info will appear in a dynamic error
message on a public facing site. These fields appear in an internal
application.

When you go to the page, There is a Company name field, and then
three ways to contact fields: Phone/Email/Website.

The user has a choice of leaving all fields blank including company
(in this case nothing is required) and moving on to the next page or
adding a company name. If you add the company name, then at least
one of the contact fields are also required.

From the front end, my preference is to do it from labeling if
possible, however, I would try to do something like Birkir suggests if
labeling isn't enough..

I also have to work with the back-end engineer to see what he is going to do.

Thank you

Nancy

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 2:27 PM, Iaffaldano, Michelangelo
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> Hi Nancy, this sounds like a form usability question first and foremost. Could you give us more context?
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> From: Jukka K. Korpela [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: February 21, 2014 2:39 AM
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> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Three inputs, one required but doesn't matter which one, how to label correctly?
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> 2014-02-20 14:50, Nancy Johnson wrote:
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>> How do you label fields where there are 3 inputs and one required but
>> doesn't matter which one?
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>> I have been using wai-aria for required fields up until now..
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> Assuming you mean text input fields, i.e. input type=text, it seems that you cannot specify in ARIA that at least one of them needs to be nonempty. You cannot do that with HTML attributes either. You can just declare a field required. And you should not do that here of course.
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> So you can just say, in text, before the fields, that at least one them needs to be filled out. You can additionally have JavaScript code that checks that this condition is met when the form is to be submitted.
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> Yucca
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