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Re: HTML5 validation messages
From: David Ashleydale
Date: Oct 19, 2017 9:22AM
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Yes, I don't think error messages should ever just go away. If there's some
way to dismiss them, that's fine, but it should be user initiated.
On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:03 AM Birkir R. Gunnarsson <
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> Greetings all
> HTML5 form validation is cool, easy, and quite accessible.
> I am really excited about the accessibility improvement possibilities!
> But there is one problem that concerns me, that is the lack of
> persistent error messages.
> In most browsers a custom validation error message is displayed only
> for a couple of seconds, then it disappears.
> I am worried this is not enough time for screen magnification users,
> or users with cognitive impairments to process the information,
> understand the problem and correct it.
> I don't think WCAG really says anything about visual persistence of
> error messages, so These may be technically compliant, but they remain
> a problem for users, which is the primary concern.
> Is there a way, using CSS pseudo classes, to make these error messages
> If not, is there work going on at the browser-level to fix this (I
> will start Googling around when I have time, I am just curious if
> somebody else has already looked into it).
> There are very simple error messages that may not need to be
> persistent, e.g. a required field was left blank, pretty obvious.
> But there are more complex HTML5 validations, e.g. when the user input
> does not fit the required pattern (as specified by the pattern
> The error message needs to enforce the pattern and explain why the
> user input failed.
> Work hard. Have fun. Make history.
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